Use November 16 to 'Quit For A Day'

The American Cancer Society recognizes every third Thursday of November as the Great American Smokeout. In support of helping smokers use this day to make a plan to quit smoking, the MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Service (TCS) is offering a number of services and resources to the university community leading up to the day.

Nov. 14, 2017 expert panel: Social Justice and Tobacco Control

A panel of experts in the field of tobacco treatment, policy, and control will discuss tobacco industry practices that target underserved communities, such as minority groups, LGBTQ, low income, and others. The discussion will also focus on tobacco-related health disparities and what can be done to help reduce these inequities.

When:  Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Time:  5 p.m. (a reception follows the discussion)

Location:  U-M School of Public Health, Rm. 21020

Panelists include:

  • Lincoln Mondy, Creator, Black Lives/Black Lungs and former Youth Activist Fellow, Truth Initiative
  • Cliff Douglas, JD, Vice President for Tobacco Control, American Cancer Society (ACS), and Director,  ACS Tobacco Control Center
  • Kate Donaldson, Health Educator/Public Information Officer, District Health Department #10
  • Lilianna Reyes, Program Services Director, Affirmations

MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Service is pleased to offer this event at no charge, however, registration is required

Quit kits

To help smokers make a plan to quit smoking, TCS also offers a “virtual” quit kit online, which includes helpful tools to help tobacco users ‘Quit for A Day.’ Physical quit kits are also available through TCS and U-M health care providers.

One-on-one counseling

University faculty, staff and their spouses can also get free, one-on-one individual counseling focused on the body, mind, and social reasons for using tobacco.

Outreach

TCS experts are available to attend staff meetings for 5-10 minute presentations to talk about the resources available through the program. 

Learn more about TCS, get the virtual quit kit, and read about clients who have successfully quit tobacco.