The Great American Smoke-Out

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The Great American Smoke-Out

November 9, 2004

Thursday, November 19, 2004 is the Great American Smoke-Out, and this year the Cancer Commission Department would like to assist all of the staff of The Brooklyn Hospital Center in their quest to be part of the Smoke-Out. How are we going to help? Please check the list below:

  • If you are a non-smoker and would like to 'adopt' a smoker for the day, we have the adoption papers ready for you. To adopt a smoker you must pledge to be there for the smoker all day. If they want to smoke, you have to talk them out of it. How do you do this? You can do it with words of encouragement, offering a piece of sugarless gum or candy, give them a hug, or take away their cigarettes. This is a very serious obligation; you are on call for 24 hours starting Midnight November 19 until Midnight November 20.
  • If you are a smoker and going to go "cold turkey" for the day, Cancer Communications will have a table set up in the upper lobby with candy and assorted treats. There will also be literature on smoking plus some behavior modification ideas for you to use. CANCER COMMUNICATIONS Department is challenging all of The Brooklyn Hospital Center Staff to make November 19, 2004 a smoke-free day.

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