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TAMPA, FL- Thursday, November 20 is National Smokeout Day. People are encouraged to stop smoking cigarettes for that day, and hopefully for life. The Lung Institute will be holding a Smokeout event on Franklin Street right outside of Lykes Gaslight Square Park in downtown Tampa. This will be the first year that the Lung Institute will be holding this event.
The event will consist of anti-smoking activities, as well as asking community members to sign a pledge to quit smoking. Then they have the option of having their photo taken in front of the pledge. There will also be prizes and giveaways for participating.
The American Cancer Society holds the Great American Smokeout event on the third Thursday of November each year. They have successfully joined forces with numerous organizations to hold events and provide them with resources and tools needed to make their Smokeout events successful. The event is used to encourage people to quit smoking, and provide them with the support they need in order to remain smoke free. The Smokeout events began in the 1970’s and were viewed as an instant success overall. Since then, there has been a change in the way the majority of American citizens view tobacco advertising and cigarette smoking.
The Lung Institute, an advocate for treating chronic pulmonary conditions that could be caused by smoking, supports the American Cancer Society in this ongoing endeavor. “We really hope to educate citizens about the dangers of smoking and how detrimental the effects can be,” says Lynne Flaherty, Executive Vice President of the Lung Institute.
A new trend among Americans is “vaping,” or smoking E-cigarettes, to help them cut back on cigarette smoking. However, this has been determined to be risky as well, and perhaps not the best solution to quitting. Individuals must find a way to quit that works for best them, the healthier the option, the better the results.
Join us to make a pledge and participate in the Great American Smokeout:
When: Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Franklin Street, outside of Lykes Gaslight Square in Tampa, FL
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