Campus Quits For Life
- 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
- UNION : 2nd floor outside of Duquesne University Health Services
WHAT: THE CENTER FOR PHARMACY CARE -at DU Health Services "CAMPUS QUITS FOR LIFE!"
Find out about available smoking cessation classes, free nicotine replacement therapy and pick up a free T-Shirt, and stress ball!
WHERE: 2nd FLOOR UNION OUTSIDE DUQUESNE HEALTH SERVICES
WHEN: NOVEMBER 13-17, 2017 from 12PM-1PM
Duquesne Center for Pharmacy Care , supports Tobacco Free Allegheny , the Allegheny County Health Department and Live Well Allegheny who host the region's third smoking cessation week (November 12-18) "Allegheny Quits for Life."
November 12th through 18th is Smoking Cessation Awareness Week. November 16th is the Great American Smokeout - the day when people are encouraged to quit, even just for one day.
Why is this important? Smoking rates are declining nationally, but the battle is far from over. Every day, roughly 1,300 Americans die from smoking-related illnesses; that's 480,000 a year. This isn't just a national problem - the health effects of tobacco smoke disproportionately affect Western Pennsylvanians.
In 2015, as part of the first ever Allegheny Quits for Life, TFA worked with 11 partner organizations and helped with 12 different events. That same week, the PA Free Quitline saw a 9% jump in calls from other weeks in November.
19% of adult Allegheny County residents smoke, compared to 18.1% of Pennsylvania residents and 15% of adult Americans. This is down from recent years, but this isn't a category we want to be leading. That's why Tobacco Free Allegheny and the Allegheny County Health Department's Live Well Allegheny campaign have joined forces again to make 2017 the year that Allegheny Quits for Life.