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Rocky the Bull stomps out a cigarette at the USF Health Smoke-Free launch event
USF Health Smoke-Free
From Rocky the Bull stomping out a giant cigarette to high school students finding out what they might look like twenty years from now if they smoked, USF Health rolled out all the stops at a recent event formally banning smoking on its part of the Tampa campus. This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV has more on the decision and how it came about.

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USF Health went smoke-free on 11/19/09, the day of the Great American Smoke-Out
USF Health Smoke-Free

USF Health is just saying “no” to smoking, as butts have been banned on its section of the Tampa campus. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM tells you why USF Health is making that move, and how it’s trying to stop future generations from ever starting to light up.

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Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:30 AM and 8:30 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday at 10:30 PM
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Justin Kress of Tobacco-Free Florida talks about the “Smokifier,” which shows students how they might look twenty years from now as both a smoker and non-smoker, while Mitchell High School Senior Victoria Kinney shares her thoughts on being “smokified.”


Dr. Donna Petersen, Dean of USF’s College of Public Health, talks about Dr. Charles Mahan, the recipient of the first USF AHEC Access to Health Care Award. Then we hear from Dr. Mahan, former dean and professor emeritus in the College of Public Health.

 

For more information

USF Health Smoke-Free
Leila Martini, MPH, MLS, Asst. Director, USF AHEC Tobacco Prevention & Cessation
lmartini@health.usf.edu 813-974-3507

Florida QuitLine: 1-877-U-CAN-NOW (1-877-822-6669)
USF Employee Assistance Program: 813-974-5469

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