Tag - Great American Smokeout

Voting underway for student films about tobacco dangers

Their goal is same: to educate people about the dangers of tobacco use. But only one of the 18 public service announcements produced by students in Rick Pukis’ class can be crowned “Audience Favorite.” The films were produced as part of a partnership between the Department of Communications and the...

Commit to Quit at the Great American Smokeout

Each year, more than 480,000 Americans die due to the use of tobacco according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Smoking-related illnesses account for nearly 80 percent of all lung cancer deaths and claim the lives of more Americans than alcohol, car accidents, HIV, guns and illegal drugs...

Great American Smokeout events help smokers kick butts

Once again, Georgia Regents University is participating in the Great American Smokeout with a series of events designed to help smokers break the habit. About 42 million Americans continue to smoke cigarettes, and according to the American Cancer Society, tobacco use remains the single largest...

GRU helps smokers break the habit

Media advisory for Thursday, Nov. 19 Event: Georgia Regents University will host its annual Great American Smokeout in an effort to help smokers quit by calling attention to the death, illness and disability caused by smoking and secondhand smoke. Events include a community forum, free oral...

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