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  • World No Tobacco Day is May 31

    May 24, 2017 | Read More News
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    The Pima County Tobacco Prevention Youth Coalitions, in partnership with the Pima County Health Department, is joining the World Health Organization in declaring May 31 as “World No Tobacco Day.”

    Cigarette buttsThis year’s theme, “Tobacco - A Threat to Development,” focuses on how tobacco can affect the health and economy of countries worldwide.  Every day, smokers spend about $10 on cigarettes and two hours of their time smoking.  Along with the World Health Organization, Arizona will work to encourage their residents who smoke to quit tobacco for the day and spend the money or time usually spent on tobacco, to give back to the community.

    As part of their efforts to partner with organizations and community members to support their tobacco-prevention policy efforts, members of Pima County’s Tobacco Prevention Youth Coalitions, in partnership with the Pima County Health Department, spent May 20 with dogs and cats at the Pima Animal Care Center (PACC).  Along with creating toys and beds for pets housed at PACC, staff and students discussed a future project of incorporating education for pet owners on the dangers of secondhand smoke.

    To mark World No Tobacco Day, organizers invite smokers to give back to the community and make a difference in someone’s life, instead of spending the time and money with tobacco.  Non-smokers are encouraged to support those who are tobacco users by encouraging them to quit for the day.

    For anyone looking for assistance in quitting tobacco, please contact us at 520-724-7904 or visit Pima County’s Tobacco Prevention and Cessation website.


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