IPFW helps celebrate annual Great American Smoke Out

News release from IPFW:

IPFW Helps Celebrate Annual Great American Smoke Out

(November 15, 2011) – The American Cancer Society’s 36th Annual Great American Smokeout® 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 Smokeout® 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, blood sugar (need two-hour fast), and blood pressure screenings

For more assistance contact Indiana Tobacco Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW, Tobacco Free Allen County at 260-420-7484, or the American Cancer Society at or 260-471-3911.

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