Truman Great American Smokeout Activities

The Great American Smokeout, the nationwide annual event that encourages tobacco users to quit for 24 hours, will take place tomorrow. Julius White reports on events at Truman State University.

Truman employees and students can participate in a free personalized coaching/support program, and receive nicotine replacement products such as gum, lozenges or patches, as well as other helpful habit-reducing products including chewing gum and toothpicks. The coaching sessions and the products are all provided free of charge. Along with the education, there’ll be some fun activities planned such as Turkey Bowling; using a frozen turkey, participants will attempt to knock down the bowling pins representing cigarettes. This encourages people to defeat the addiction “cold turkey.”

The School of Health Sciences and Education will be providing free hot chocolate and hot apple cider at the event.