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FMU to host Great American Smokeout, Nov. 15

FLORENCE, S.C. – Pee Dee Healthy People will be at Francis Marion University on Thursday, Nov. 15, recognizing the 25th anniversary of the Great American Smokeout. The event will take place in the Smith University Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The purpose of the Great American Smokeout is for smokers to quit smoking for the day and to raise awareness about the harmful effects of smoking and secondhand smoke. Pee Dee Healthy People will be promoting the theme “Go Cold Turkey for a Day.”

FMU students, faculty and staff, as well as community members, are encouraged to come by and receive information about how to quit smoking. There will also be information on what you can do about the negative effects of secondhand smoke.

Smokers who come by and pledge to be smoke-free for the day will receive a free turkey sandwich in honor of the day’s theme. They will also receive a Smoker’s Survival Kit from the American Cancer Society. Non-smokers can pledge to stay smoke-free and share the information with a smoker. There will also be games and prizes.

For more information, call Lori Creech of the Department of Health and Environmental Control at 843-661-4728.

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Last Published: May 13, 2004 5:51 AM
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