Campus, community groups to provide smoking cessation aid
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – As part of the 35th annual Great American Smokeout on Nov. 18, Purdue's Academy of Student Pharmacists, along with Purdue's Student Wellness Office and the Tobacco Free Partnership of Tippecanoe County, will provide information about smoking cessation services for Purdue students and answer questions about living smoke-free.
ASP members will be in Stewart Center outside the Humanities, Social Sciences and Education Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will talk to the campus community about smoking cessation and will have incentives for people who pledge to participate in a healthy lifestyle.
Students interested in learning more about quitting also can pick up free ''X-packs'' from the Purdue Pharmacy in the Heine Pharmacy Building, Room 118. The packs are filled with information: a list of websites that offer smoking quitting tips and items such as toothpicks, stress putty and chewing gum. Trained pharmacy students also will offer one-on-one counseling.
The X-pack smoking cessation program is a joint collaboration among Purdue Pharmacy, the Purdue University Student Health Center and the Student Wellness Office.
The Student Wellness Office also will be running its ''Know Where to Quit'' campaign, informing students about tobacco cessation resources on campus.
The Great American Smokeout is part of the American Cancer Society's Great American Health Challenge, a year-round initiative that encourages Americans to adopt healthy lifestyles to reduce their risk of cancer.
For more information about the Purdue programs, call 765-494-WELL or the Purdue Pharmacy at 765-494-1374. For more information about the American Cancer Society, call 800-227-2345.
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