Great American Smokeout

Thursday, November 17th is the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout event. Each year on the third Thursday of November, smokers across America ban together to quit their dangerous habit. By quitting, even if only for the day, smokers take a large leap towards a healthier lifestyle.

While cigarette smoking has decreased over the years, many other addictive habits are on the rise such as cigars, hookah, electronic cigarettes, and chewing tobacco. These alternatives to smoking are increasingly becoming more popular among college age students.

While Villanova is not a tobacco-free campus (yet), we do have a policy that smoking is only permitted if the person is standing 25 feet away from the entrance, exit, or window to any building. 

Although quitting is extremely difficult, this day allows others to find support in their efforts to Quit Like a Champion. 

If you or a loved one would like to quit smoking, please use this day as motivation to reach out and get help! 

Check out this website for more great resources: http://www.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/guidetoquittingsmoking/