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News for Your Lungs: Events at SBU for Lung Cancer Awareness Month

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Air-of-Respect logoNovember is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and when Great American Smokeout Day takes place. If you’re a smoker ready to quit, or a non-smoker concerned about your own or a loved one’s lung health, you’re invited to join us for these important free events. Starting January 1, 2016, the Stony Brook University campus will be 100% tobacco free. (Stony Brook Medicine has been smoke free since 2012.) Need help quitting? Sign up for a free six-week smoking cessation program for techniques, counseling and free nicotine replacement. Learn more:

Lung Cancer Screening and Prevention Seminar
Monday, November 16, Stony Brook University Hospital, Market Place Café, 12 pm to 12:30 pm, Bring or buy your lunch
Both smokers and non-smokers can develop lung cancer. Are you at risk? Find out at this important free information session presented by Dr. Michael Reiter, Co-Director of The Center for Lung Cancer Screening and Prevention.

Nutrition Strategies Related to Chronic Diseases and Smoking
Tuesday, November 17, Health Sciences Tower, Level 3, Classroom 152 (East Campus), 12 pm to 1 pm
Wednesday, November 18, Wang Center, Lecture Hall 1 (West Campus), 12 pm to 1 pm
Is what you eat helping you stay healthy? Whether you are trying to quit smoking, have recently quit or have never smoked, a healthy diet should be a key component of your tobacco-free plan. Learn how to craft your personal healthy eating style at one of these free seminars presented by Dr. Josephine Connolly-Schoonen, Division Head, Nutrition Division, Department of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine, Stony Brook Medicine.

Great American Smokeout: Learn to be Tobacco Free — Student Event
Wednesday, November 18, Student Activities Center, 1 pm to 2:20 pm
Join students with SHAC (Student Health Advisory Committee), supported by the Commuter Student Association, University Scholars, and representatives from the Tobacco Action Coalition of Long Island, Suffolk County Department of Health, and the American Lung Association. Students can register for upcoming tobacco cessation workshops and learn about on- and off-campus cessation resources.

Great American Smokeout: “Banks for Butts”
Thursday, November 19, Stony Brook University Hospital, Outside the Market Place Café, 11 am to 2 pm
Did you know a pack-a-day smoker can save more than $3,500 a year? Island Federal Credit Union is teaming up with Stony Brook Medicine on Great American Smokeout Day with special incentives for quitting, including a free digital coin bank when you trade in your cigarettes. SBU staff (ID required) will receive free nicotine replacement gum, toothpaste and toothbrushes, smoking cessation journals, and vouchers for a free smoking cessation counseling session. Staff will conduct free spirometry screenings to test lung function.

Visit for a complete listing of events, as well as resources available year-round to help you quit, and to support your lung health.


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