Tobacco Free Weld County

Great American Smoke Out Events in Weld County by tobaccofreeweld
October 27, 2008, 5:44 pm
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Weld County will be holding Great American Smoke Out Events all throughout the County the week of November 17-21 including:

Eaton Recreation Center
Weld County Health Dept
Windsor Recreation Center
Windsor Town Hall
NCMC, Greeley

Weld County Health Dept, South County, Longmont
Weld County Food Bank, Greeley
Monfort Family Clinic, Evans
SALUD, Fredrick
Glenn A. Jones Library – Johnstown

North Range Behavioral Health (Ft. Lupton)
Island Grove Treatment Center (Ft. Lupton)
Island Grove Treatment Center
North Range Behavioral Health
American Cancer Society – Greeley

The idea for the Great American Smokeout grew out of a 1974 event. Lynn R. Smith, editor of the Moticello Times in Minnesota, spearheaded the state’s first D-Day, or Don’t Smoke Day. The idea may have been inspired by Arthur P. Mullaney of Randolph, Massachusetts, who three years earlier had asked people to give up cigarettes for a day and donate the money they would have spent on cigarettes to a high school scholarship fund. The idea caught on, and on November 18, 1976, the California Division of the American Cancer Society successfully prompted nearly one million smokers to quit for the day. That California event marked the first Smokeout, and the Society took it nationwide in 1977.

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