Love this. I pulled it out of today’s Daily Announcements. My hat’s off to Patrice Houston and the folks in Employee Health for this clever twist on the American Smokeout, and so appropriate for the week before Thanksgiving. My brother quit smoking last year after a two-decade long habit. It isn’t easy, but it can be done. I’m glad he was able to; I’m kinda’ fond of him. If you’re willing to try, I wish you great success. As for the offer below, I wonder if you can get smoked turkey?
GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT–THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009
Are you thinking about quitting smoking but not quite ready to take the plunge? Maybe the GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT is for you!! It is an opportunity to join the millions of other smokers in saying “NO” to cigarettes (and other tobacco products) for 24-hours.
The UTMB Employee Health Promotion Program will sponsor a health station located in the Cafe on the Court on 11/19/09 from 11am – 1pm. Staff will be available to provide encouragement and support, quit smoking self-help material, tobacco awareness information, and carbon monoxide testing.
A FREE “COLD TURKEY” SANDWICH, A BOTTLE OF WATER, AND A PIECE OF FRUIT WILL BE PROVIDED TO THE FIRST 100 SMOKERS WHO VISIT THE HEALTH STATION AND TURN IN AT LEAST A HALF PACK OF CIGARETTES.
The Great American Smokeout, for many, has been the beginning of a journey – free of tobacco use.
For those users who desire to quit long term, contact Patrice Houston with the Commit to Quit Program.