Columbia High School participated in the Great American Smokeout on Thursday to help inform students about the dangers of nicotine. The SADD Club (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and Student Assistance Counselor Alyssa Evans partnered with Capital District Tobacco Free Communities to host an interactive tabling event outside the school cafeteria throughout the day.
Students were provided important health information and signed a pledge to be Vape and tobacco free through this engaging peer-to-peer event.
About the Great American Smokeout
For more than 40 years, the American Cancer Society has hosted the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November. The Great American Smokeout is an opportunity for people who smoke to commit to healthy, smoke -free lives – not just for a day, but year round. The Great American Smokeout provides an opportunity for individuals, community groups, businesses, health care providers, and others to encourage people to use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and initiate a smoking cessation plan on the day of the event. The Great American Smokeout event challenges people to stop smoking and helps people learn about the many tools they can use to help them quit and stay quit.
Columbia SADD Club participated in the #GreatAmericanSmokeout yesterday, providing information and resources to classmates about the dangers of nicotine. @Columbia_HS_BD @SmokeFreeCap pic.twitter.com/Ez0JihzVuO
— East Greenbush CSD (@EGreenbushCSD) November 19, 2021