By Joanna DelBuono
Greetings to St. Francis College for taking the fight against smoking to the city.
As part of Great American Smokeout NYC Smoke-Free collaborated with St. Francis College to encourage smokers on campus and in the larger community to quit smoking for a day and raise awareness about the importance of smokeless protection in the creation of environments where abandonment attempts are more likely to succeed.
"I congratulate NYC Smoke-Free and St. Francis College for taking the fight against smoking to Brooklyn Heights and beyond," said President Adams County. "Smoking is a harmful habit that leads to many long-term health problems, such as asthma, cancer and emphysema."
Dr. Michele Montecalvo co-organizer of the event and professor of Health Sciences and Health Management at St. Francis, added: "The Great American Smokeout is an opportunity to continue the conversation about tobacco use, social justice, advocacy and stress relief. "
Julia Cuthbertson city community outreach coordinator for NYC Smoke-Free at Public Health Solutions, added:" NYC Smoke-Free is thrilled to be joining St. Francis College and many other community partners and local leaders for Great American Smokeout call attention to the devastating tobacco epidemic and the need for smoke-free environments to protect the health of all New Yorkers. "
Activities on campus included a #IWantToBeAFormerSmoker Health Fair, health educator presentations, a screening of the short film Black Lives, Black Lungs performances by St Joseph & # 39; s High School Choir and Steppers and an interactive "Lung to Lung" panel on the state of tobacco use in the most populous district of New York City.
The Great American Smokeout, an event created by the American Cancer Society is held annually on the third Thursday of November and is observed nationwide.
St. Francis College [Address: 180 Remsen St., between Court and Clinton streets in Brooklyn Heights; (718) 489–5200]
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Published 12:00 a.m., December 7, 2017
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