The American Cancer Society is coordinating the Great American Smokeout for the Buena Vista University campus community. The anti-tobacco campaign, titled "The Dangers of Smoking: No Ifs, Ands, or Butts" will include a kick-off event on November 18, with BVU alumni, Sharon Wellendorf.
Her presentation will be in Eppley Auditorium at 8 p.m. Wellendorf is a leader in many Cancer Society positions and will speak on her personal experience with smoking which has guided her life-long interest in anti-tobacco strategies.
On the day of the Great American Smokeout, November 20, the American Cancer Society will have an informational booth available to students and faculty with pamphlets on the dangers of and ways to stop smoking, as well as a trade-in program for people to exchange their packs of cigarettes for food coupons and other certificates.
The Cancer Society has teamed up with two student organizations on campus for the first time - ROCC and KBVU radio station.
Reshaping Our Campus Community (ROCC), a student run organization with a mission to create a safer environment for BVU students, will stress promotion of healthy, low-risk lifestyles through innovative programs.
KBVU The Edge, the student run radio station on campus, will be running Public Service Announcements throughout the next couple of weeks and also "Fast Facts," dealing with the dangers of smoking. KBVU will be doing live remotes from the informational booths on the day of the Great American Smokeout.
"The Dangers of Smoking: No Ifs, Ands, Or Butts" is a service learning campaign project that is planned and organized by Buena Vista University's Public Relations Campaigns class.