Students Seek Smoke Out


Chances and Services for Youth had some help from Indiana State University staff and students in the Great American Smoke Out today.

November 15 is the nationwide Tobacco Prevention Day aimed at educating smokers on how they can quit.

Students and staff put together “quit kits” at ISU’s student union this afternoon. The kits included tangible items for smokers trying to kick the habit like slinkies, gum, mints and stress balls.

“Today we were initially hosting a cigarette butt clean up. The snow told us otherwise, so we wanted to still make the best of the day and we have a quit kit creation line over here so we have, so we are assembling quit kits for people interesting in quitting their tobacco use,” Katie Lugar, staff advisor for Tobacco Free Blue, said.

In 2017 ISU’s group Tobacco Free Blue picked up over 4 thousand cigarette butts on campus in just two hours Homecoming weekend. The ISU group is working toward eliminating smoking entirely on campus.

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