Thursday, November 12, 2009

Great American Smoke Out Celebration

All are cordially invited to the celebration! Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms will sign the new tobacco free campus instruction on the Great American Smoke Out.
Mark your calendars for a celebration! We are celebrating both the creation of a Tobacco Free Naval Hospital as well as the Great American Smoke Out (GASO)! The Naval Hospital will celebrate the GASO this year by holding a Tobacco Free Campus Initiative instruction signing event. The CO of the Naval Hospital, CAPT Albia, will sign the new Naval Hospital Tobacco Instruction which will designate all Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms governed areas to be tobacco free zones. All are invited to Classrooms 1&2 of the Naval Hospital at 1100 on the 19th of November to help us celebrate becoming a tobacco free hospital.
What is the Great American Smoke Out you ask? The GASO is a tobacco awareness event started in the mid 1970’s by a few grass roots organizations and individuals. The GASO has grown over the decades to become an annual American Cancer Society organized national event to help create awareness about the health risks of tobacco and offer support and resources to those who want to quit tobacco. GASO is always the 3rd Thursday of November and this year falls on the 19th of November.
Please join the Naval Hospital in celebrating another step towards a healthier Navy & Marine Corps family by ensuring that you as patients are always safe from second hand tobacco use while at your naval hospital.

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