The Great American Smoke Out is November 18, 2021, a time to quit nicotine whether quitting vaping, cigarettes or chew for a day or considering making a plan to quit for good. Community members, businesses, organizations, schools, towns can get involved!
Consider setting up an info table at your business, agency, school, or community event with quit resources.
Hosting a trivia night open to students is a fun way to find out what information people may know about tobacco use and vaping. This is also an opportunity to educate kids on things they might be misinformed about.
Host an art or video contest to encourage students to get creative. This is a great opportunity for students to educate each other about the negative impacts of tobacco use and reasons why their peers should quit.
Virtual platforms, like Zoom, can be used to create quick trainings to educate your audience about the effects of nicotine use. Get creative!
Visit http://www.cancer.org/healthy/stay-away-from-tobacco/great-american-smokeout.html for more information about The Great American Smoke Out.
Check out local quit help resources at http://www.healthylamoillevalley.org/quit-help. See what’s available in your area and online for youth and adults with in-person support, quit coaches, text-based quit programs and local support groups.
Our Lamoille Valley Tobacco Prevention Taskforce met recently to identify common goals and collaborative initiatives, reconnect, sharing local updates and review this year’s Healthy Lamoille Valley Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Workplan. We were also joined by special guests, state partners Dana Bourne, Tobacco Treatment Specialist and Issah Younossi, Chronic Disease Program Specialist both from the Vermont Department of Health. Join us for our next meeting on December 7th, 3-4pm. Register in advance for at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkcOyprTkpGd2Vqol71rJU3YE_YRJWvKXq.