World No Tobacco Day invites smokers to kick the habit

World No Tobacco Day 2010 is Monday, May 31. The theme selected this year by the World Health Organization is “Gender and Tobacco with an Emphasis on Marketing to Women.”

Women comprise about 20 percent of the world’s more than one billion smokers; however, tobacco use among women is increasing in some countries.

The Wellness Center and the Luann Dummer Center for Women are co-sponsoring efforts to promote World No Tobacco Day at the University of St. Thomas.

Need help quitting smoking? The Wellness Center, located in Room 11 in the lower level of Koch Commons, offers free Quit Kits. Stop by the center or e-mail the center to receive one.