The Yale Community is invited to attend a Tobacco-Free Yale kickoff event on Thursday, Nov. 19 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Schwarzman Center rotunda, corner of Grove and Prospect streets. The event — part of the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout — will include gifts, refreshments, and information on smoking cessation programs. The first 300 attendees will receive free water bottles.
This event comes on the heels of President Peter Salovey’s recent announcement that “Yale is embarking on a journey to become a tobacco-free campus.”
In an email to the campus community, Salovey said: “Our goal is to create a healthier university community, foster a campus culture in which tobacco users are supported in their efforts to quit, and become a model for other universities to emulate.”
The “Tobacco-Free Yale … Let’s Clear the Air” campaign will include awareness events, smoking cessation support programs, and community engagement and outreach over the course of the next year. To learn more, or to volunteer, visit http://tobaccofree.yale.edu/.