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Programs to provide smoking cessation info at campus booths Nov. 19

by UofL Today last modified Nov 19, 2009 09:42 AM

The Kentucky Cancer Program, Get Healthy Now and Colleges against Cancer will have booths set up Thursday as UofL begins its drive to become a smoke-free campus.

UofL announced in September that it will begin its move to smoke-free status Nov. 19 to coincide with the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout. Beginning then, smoking will be confined to designated areas on Belknap and Shelby campuses. The Health Sciences Center already is smoke-free.

Booths will be at the entrance to the Student Activities Center and in the Quad on Belknap Campus and at the Kornhauser Library on the Health Sciences Center campus.

They will focus on smoking cessation and will provide tobacco cessation resource materials; registration for Cooper Clayton classes; a drawing for Barnes and Noble gift cards for people who complete feedback cards; coupons for nicotine replacement products; and a CO monitor for tobacco users.

Also on Nov. 19, the university will place posters to remind people of the policy throughout the campuses and distribute buckets filled with suckers to residence halls and high-traffic buildings for smokers looking for an alternative to lighting up. The buckets will be labeled “Smoke-Free UofL.”

More information on Smoke-free UofL is online.

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