News release from IPFW:
IPFW Helps Celebrate Annual Great American Smoke Out
(November 15, 2011) – The American Cancer Society’s 36th Annual Great American SmokeoutÂ® is Thursday, November 17, and Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is hosting its own Stop Smoking block party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first floor of
Kettler Hall. Judy Tillapaugh, director of IPFW’s health and wellness programs, said, “This is the perfect day to not use tobacco and make a plan to quit smoking for good. Come pledge to support tobacco-free and substance-free living! An estimated 46 million people in America still smoke. The Great American SmokeoutÂ® encourages smokers to commit to not smoking for one day and start thinking about making a long-term plan to quit smoking for good.”
IPFW’s party will feature:
- Free gifts to all who commit to quitting
- Free “Kick Butts” handouts
- Free de-stressing ideas
- Free bone density, weight, body mass index, body fat, bloodÂ sugar (need two-hour fast), and blood pressure screenings
For more assistance contact Indiana Tobacco Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW,Â Tobacco Free Allen County at 260-420-7484, or the American CancerÂ Society at cancer.org or 260-471-3911.
For more information on IPFW health and wellness programs, visitÂ ipfw.edu/health.