Thursday, Nov. 21, is the day when Americans try to kick the habit of smoking in the "butt."
Millions of people are expected to quit smoking for 24 hours or more by participating in the Great American Smokeout challenge issued by the American Cancer Society. Fort Hays State University's Student Health Center staff encourages students, faculty, staff and community members to take part in the challenge by joining them in the Memorial Union Lobby Nov. 21.
"Today, an estimated 47 million U.S. adults smoke," said Mary Rohlf, family nurse practitioner. "Each year smoking is responsible for one in five deaths."
During the 9-11 a.m. session, smoking information will be distributed along with effective ways for smokers to "butt out" from the habit.
A free blood pressure clinic will also be available.