Southern University Ag Center is taking the lead in “clearing the smoke” with a kickoff celebration on November 17th. Southern University System Board of Supervisors adopted a 100% Tobacco-free policy on October 28 for all campuses effective January 2, 2012.
The Communities of Color Network (CoC) has been instrumental in providing educational awareness activities and advocacy events throughout the System in excess of four years under the direction of Linda Early Brown. Mrs. Brown states that “the vision of the University to adopt a 100% tobacco-free policy is phenomenal because it ensures the health and well-being of the University community.” This Kick Off celebration is in conjunction with the nationwide celebration, Great American Smoke Out.
CoC recognizes that quitting is hard, but smokers can increase their chances of success with help. Please join the SU Ag Center on November 17th from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in a tailgate style Cook Off on the lawn of A. O. Williams Hall, featuring our chef, Chancellor Leodrey Williams and his staff of Sous Chefs (men at the Ag Center). Specialty foods will consist of the famous Ag Burgers and hot dogs! Free giveaways, cessation information and much, much more will be shared.
Frankie Poland, regional coordinator takes pride in the CoC’s motto which states “we are not waiting for the smoke to clear, but we are clearing the smoke.” She further emphasizes that by planning to quit, smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life.
CoC invites you to join the SU Ag Center in this fun-filled, educational event. For further details, please contact Linda Early Brown or Frankie Poland at 225-771-2242.
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