WHEREAS: It will be beneficial to promote awareness of tobacco-related risks to our student body, and for our student body, faculty and staff to support tobacco users’ efforts to quit, even for one day. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States for both men and women, and yet the most preventable form of cancer death in the world. It is of upmost importance to keep the campus community aware of opportunities to obtain support and guidance for tobacco abstinence.
WHEREAS: The Great American Smokeout is an educational event sponsored by the American Cancer Society on the third Thursday of November each year. Smokers are encouraged to make a plan to quit on this day, even if only for 24 hours.
WHEREAS: It is especially important that the student body, faculty and staff be aware of all No Smoking policies on campus and recognize the importance of a Tobacco Free Campus here at Tennessee State University.
WHEREAS: All active organizations, clubs, and groups at Tennessee State University should join with the Legacy Tobacco-free HBCU Initiative Project Team in actively promoting the benefits of a tobacco-free community, and awareness of smoking-related cancers, tobacco dangers and risks.
WHEREAS: During this day all organizations, clubs and groups should make an effort to encourage smokers to take a step towards a smoke/tobacco free lifestyle, and spread the awareness of tobacco risks and dangers,
THERFORE: (I/We) (SGA official ) (Title of same), do recognize November 19, 2015 as Great American Smokeout Day
At Tennessee State University, and urge all students, faculty and staff to join in recognition of the significance and the benefits mentioned.