CBC Encouraging Students to Stop Smoking
Posted Date: November 22, 2019PASCO, WA - The Great American Smokeout is an opportunity for the Columbia Basin College
community to come together and inspire individuals to use this date to make a plan
to quit tobacco.
The event not only challenged people to stop using tobacco, but helped individuals
learn about the many tools available to help them quit and stay quit.
The event was a way to bring awareness of the dangers of tobacco use.
It showed those who want to quit smoking that there is help available. For example,
there is a number people can text at any time in case they need help. You can text
"Quit" to 706-222-QUIT. CBC also has "Quit kits" that students can use as motivation
The event was held as a way to help everyone out there who needed it. Ann Wright,
Human Resources Consultant at CBC, says making a change to people's lives is a rewarding
experience. "We've had people that say I want to quit tobacco or I have quit a few
months ago and they still make a pledge to document their quit date.so we have them
fill out a pledge card and then they keep that card as a reminder." A reminder to
quit an addiction.
The Great American Smokeout at CBC also encouraged those who don't smoke, to quit
something they use or do on a daily basis that negatively affects their health.