One Day Stand Against Tobacco Nov. 17

K. Patricia Bouweraerts

National One Day Stand Artwork

Students and staff on the Breathe Easy Tobacco-free committee are hosting their first upcoming College and community collaborative events for the national “One Day Stand Against Tobacco.”

The committee at Truckee Meadows Community College is working toward a tobacco-free campus. They are starting off the nationally celebrated day of acknowledgement with two events on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

  • Tobacco education scavenger hunt
  • Mini resource-exposition

“We’ve always had the resources here, but this event will bring more awareness of what the school and community has to offer,” said David Turner II, Student Government Association (SGA) President. “This will be an up-front event, to help students find the resources to be successful at quitting smoking.”

Students or staff who’d like to participate in the scavenger hunt can check-in at the mezzanine area in front of Red Mountain Building, room 256 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The scavenger hunt will have several stops in the Red Mountain Building:

  • Maria C. Sheehan Fitness Center
  • Dental Hygiene Clinic, reception area
  • Counseling Center
  • Career Center
  • Financial Literacy and Money Education by Students (FLAMES) desk

Students and staff completing the hunt will be entered into a raffle for prizes. Winning entries will be drawn at 1:30 p.m.

“The scavenger hunt will be a fun way to inform and engage the College community—we want to continue discussions with students and staff about a tobacco-free campus,” said Julia Bledsoe, Program Officer, Assessment and Planning. “We’re excited to host tables for community resource groups and TMCC departments to share information.”

The students, departments and organizations will offer tobacco education and smoking cessation resources.

  • American Heart Association
  • Counseling and Suicide Prevention
  • Dental Hygiene Program
  • Financial Literacy and Money Education by Students (FLAMES)
  • Maria C. Sheehan Fitness Center
  • Student Government Association (SGA)
  • Veterinary Technician Program
  • Washoe County Health District. information on tobacco and cessation

For more information about the Community College Grant for Tobacco Free Environment, please contact the Wellness Program.