KCC to be tobacco-free for Great American Smokeout Nov. 15

Kellogg Community College will participate in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 15, by being tobacco-free all day on all KCC campuses.

According to cancer.org, the official website of the American Cancer Society, the event is designed to encourage smokers “to use the date 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.”

Also from cancer.org:

“Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the U.S., yet about 43.8 million Americans still smoke cigarettes — nearly one in every five adults. As of 2010, there were also 13.2 million cigar smokers in the U.S., and 2.2 million who smoke tobacco in pipes — other dangerous and addictive forms of tobacco.”

Visit cancer.org for more information or call an American Cancer Society Cancer Information Specialist at 1-800-227-2345.