The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, in conjunction with Tobacco Free Northeast PA, hosted a World No Tobacco Day Awareness Event on May 31st at the Steamtown Mall in Scranton.
World No Tobacco Day is a national event that occurs annually to alert the world about the impact of tobacco use on youth and adults. Locally, luminaries representing Lackawanna County lives at risk for tobacco-related illness were displayed in an empty storefront in the Steamtown Mall from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Students from United Neighborhood Center’s Leaders in Training program and from Riverside High School’s Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU) club were in attendance to hand out information on smoking cessation resources and the dangers of tobacco use.
Children from the Day Nursery Association also stopped by to sign a no-smoking pledge and to see “Stinky Ciggy” (pictured above).
Free smoking cessation counseling is available through the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute. If you would like more information contact the Cancer Institute at 1-800-424-6724 or visit www.cancernepa.org/tobacco.