ASUNM, a member of the Smoke- and Tobacco-Free Task Force at the University of New Mexico, is leading efforts on campus to commemorate the Great American Smokeout Day on Thursday, Nov. 19.  

As part of the UNM event, there will be tabling at various locations around campus, free handouts, including a new postcard with a map of the designated smoking areas and information on smoking cessation.

Location: G or M Lot
Times: 7:30-8:30 a.m.

Location: Zimmerman Library Smoking Area
Times: 9:30-10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Yale Bus Stop Smoking Area
Times: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m.

Location: SRC Commons/ResLife Pedway
Times: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: HSC Problem Smoking Area
Times: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: SUB Area
Times: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

About 42 million Americans smoke cigarettes according to the American Cancer Society, and tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. As of 2013, there were also 12.4 million cigar smokers in the US, and over 2.3 million who smoke tobacco in pipes — other dangerous and addictive forms of tobacco.

By quitting — even for one day — you will be taking an important step toward a healthier life — one that can lead to reducing your cancer risk. It’s a race for your health, and it starts today, Nov. 19.

For more information about smoking cessation, visit: American Cancer Society.