St. Francis College and Nyc Smoke-Free Host Great American Smokeout
Who: Community leaders, experts, companies and organizations
What: Great American Smokeout
Where: St. Francis College - Callahan Center & Founders Hall
180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201
When: November 21, 2019; 10 am – 12:10 pm
FREE & Open to the Public
Community leaders and experts will address the hazards of smoking – including traditional and electronic cigarettes ("vaping") – at an annual event organized by St. Francis College and NYC Smoke-Free.
The Great American Smokeout at St. Francis College will feature special guest speakers, tabletop displays and entertainment during a program that is intended educate and inspire young people to lead a life absent of all forms of smoking, and to encourage them to help others quit or not start.
The American Cancer Society launched The Great American Smokeout® more than forty years ago. It initially called on smokers to give up cigarettes for just one day. Since then, the program has grown into a widespread anti-smoking initiative with local organizations holding events across the country on the third Thursday of November. St. Francis College has participated for the past ten years. This year, the College collaborated with NYC Smoke-Free, a program of Public Health Solutions funded by The New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Tobacco Control, to set up its program.
The Great American Smokeout at St. Francis College agenda is below. All events are free and open to the public.
10 am: Opening Prayer, Callahan Center
10 am - 12:10 pm: Tabling in Callahan Center. Participants include:
- American Cancer Society
- American Dental Association
- CVS Health
- Emblem Health
- Nicotine Anonymous
- NYC Smoke-Free
- Vita Coco
11:10 am -12:10 pm: Founders Hall presentation
- Julia Cuthbertson, Brooklyn Community Engagement Manager, NYC Smoke-Free - opening remarks
- St. Francis College Dance Team performance
- Zoe Felix, Speaker of St. Francis College SACOR - remarks
- Panel discussion (Davina Lall and Berina Selimovic, SFC students, will moderate)
- Mimi Boublik; Volunteer, Parents Against Vaping e-Cigarettes (PAVe)
- Allie Rubinoff; Senior Account Supervisor, Rescue Agency -- a San Diego-based agency whose mission since 2001 has been to make healthy behaviors easier and more appealing
- Renee Goodwin, Ph.D., M.P.H.; Adjunct Associate Professor, Epidemiology, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health – Expert on addiction and mental health