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Published on November 19th, 2013 | by Burlington Partnership

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GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT Challenge 38th Annual Event ~ Thursday, November 21st, 2013

The Great American Smokeout (GASO) is a national event that challenges all smokers to quit smoking for 24 hours. If past Smokeouts are any indication, as many as one-third of the nation’s more than 45 million smokers could be taking the day off from smoking. Join others across the nation and use this day to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By quitting — even for one day — smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing cancer risk. Check out www.vtquitnetwork.org for tips, free resources, and support.

Connect with our Project Coordinator Dan at #324-3841 or daniel@burlingtonpartnership.org if you would like support to organize something special at your organization or business for this event, or want smoking cessation brochures for your location.

QUIT PARTNERS AVAILABLE!
For this month and next the Burlington Partnership is organizing activities to connect smokers in our community to Quit Partners and resources to quit smoking.

The Vermont Quit Partners offers:

  • Group cessation classes – a forum for peer support, encouragement, and goal setting.
  • Tools, such as distraction putty and key puzzles – to relieve stress and keep hands and minds busy pedometers – to track steps between cigarettes.
  • Free nicotine replacement therapy – including gum, patches or lozenges

There are ongoing group smoking cessation classes in our area!

Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30pm at:
University Health Center-Campus Given West Clinic, 1 South Prospect St, Burlington
Milton Family Practice, 28 Centre Drive, Milton

Wednesdays from 4-5pm at:
Evergreen Family Health, 28 Park Ave,#220, Williston

The Tobacco Treatment Specialists working as Quit Partners in our area can be contacted through Fletcher Allen Health Care’s Community Health Improvement Office at 802-847-2278 or CHITTS@vtmednet.org. People can find a Quit Partner near them and learn about other ways to quit at VTQuitNetwork.org.

If you haven’t seen it yet, click here to see more information and resources on our website to support your efforts to limit secondhand smoke exposure!


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