Baton Rouge, La. – The Southern University Ag Center’s Communities of Color Network (CoC) will host a Facebook Live at 11 a.m. on Nov. 19 in observance of Great American Smokeout Day.
The virtual event will provide individuals with educational tips and resources to help them successfully quit smoking.
“The Great American Smokeout Day was established by the American Cancer Society in excess of 40 years ago to highlight one single day to encourage individuals to quit smoking or to make a plan to quit,” said Linda Early Brown, Director of the Communities of Color Network. “While most individuals are aware of the negative impact of tobacco usage, this day serves as a reminder to jumpstart making healthier choices. More than ever, during these unprecedented times, an opportunity to improve your health would be most beneficial,” added Brown.
The Great American Smokeout Day is observed on the third Thursday of November every year.
According to the American Cancer Society, about 32.4 million American adults still smoke cigarettes, and smoking remains the single largest preventable cause of death and illness in the world. More than 16 million Americans live with a smoking-related disease.
“Join the Communities of Color Network at the Southern University Ag Center by quitting, setting a date to quit, or help influence others to be mindful of the importance of Great American Smokeout Day,” urged Brown.
The live stream will air on the Southern University Ag Center’s Facebook page.
For additional information about the SU Ag Center’s Communities of Color Network, email email@example.com or visit https://www.suagcenter.com/page/communities-of-color-network.