Today is the Great American Smokeout

Are you thinking about quitting smoking but not sure you're ready to take the plunge? Maybe the Great American Smokeout is for you. It’s an opportunity to join with millions of other smokers in saying “no thanks” to tobacco for 24 hours.

Wellness Center staff will hand out Quit Kits and information to UST students from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 19,  near the Fireside Room on the main level of Koch Commons.

Every individual who turns in a pack of cigarettes or a tin of chew will receive a gift certificate for a free smoothie from the Pit Stop and will be entered in a drawing to win $25 to spend at the UST Bookstore. If you are not a tobacco user, stop by to take a quiz for a chance to win a $15 iTunes gift card.

For more information, contact the Wellness Center, (651) 962-6128, or view the American Cancer Society’s link to the Great American Smokeout. The Wellness Center is located on the lower level of Koch Commons.