WHAT: “Waste Tobacco Filters – Poison By the Pound” Cigarette Butt Cleanup
WHEN: The Great American Smokeout – Thursday, November 21, 2019 – 11am-12pm
WHERE: Hancock County Courthouse Plaza, Downtown Greenfield
WHO: Open to EVERYONE in the community who would like to help
WHY: Hoosier health is suffering by so many measures, and tobacco use is a leading cause. Cigarette butts gathered in Hancock County represent the huge burden that tobacco places on our health and our economy. But awareness is not enough. We are focused on solutions through our tobacco prevention and cessation efforts in our community led by Hancock Health and the Hancock County Tobacco Free Coalition.
Nicotine addiction, especially in cigarettes, is one of the strongest and most deadly addictions affecting people in our communities today. Cigarette smoking remains the number one preventable cause of disease and death in the United States. The Great American Smokeout® is the perfect day to highlight Indiana’s tobacco use problem.
For more information on FREE tobacco cessation resources available to the Hancock County community, call the Indiana Tobacco Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit www.quitnowindiana.com and also visit Hancock Health’s website at www.hancockregionalhospital.org/wellness-education/classes and visit the “Smoking Cessation” link to register for our Commit to Quit classes.