Great American Smokeout 2013
Thursday November 21st, 2013 marked the 37th annual Great American Smokeout by the American Cancer Society. Cigarette smoking causes over 440,000 preventable deaths per year, and almost 50,000 of those deaths are from second hand smoke. The Great American Smokeout is a day designated to give smokers a cessation date, as well as for others to educate and empathize with the effort to quit smoking. CVNDC's Tobacco Coordinator visited with 7th grade health education students at U32 and presented information on the dangers of tobacco, second hand smoke, and the Free My Ride campaign focusing on second hand smoke exposure to youth in vehicles.