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Workshop gives no more butts

By Ashley Bradley/reporter

With TCC’s recent ban on tobacco, some smokers may consider giving up the habit.

NE Campus health services will sponsor Tips to Help You Quit Smoking 12:30-1:30 p.m. Sept. 16 in the Galley (NSTU 1506).

Tarrant County public health educator Keisha Leatherman will present the seminar. Leatherman received a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and a master’s degree in health education. She currently teaches classes on how to prevent teens from starting smoking and a class for minors charged with possession of tobacco.

“The seminar is about the first steps to take when quitting smoking,” said NE health services coordinator Pat Marling. “People that attend could form some sort of support group.”

According to a CNN article, smoking cessation is much easier with a physiological support team.

NE student Tony Snider, once an ex-smoker, said returning to the habit is much easier than he once believed.

“I have quit smoking for four years before,” he said. “Then one night I went out to a bachelor party, started drinking and picked the habit back up. It’s that easy.”

Leatherman will discuss what cigarettes are made of, what smoking does to your lungs, how smoking can lead to emphysema, why smokers should quit, why it is so difficult to quit, how to prepare to quit, different ways to quit and ways to resist temptation once a smoker has already quit.

The most beneficial information students will receive is the pros and cons of various methods of quitting, Leatherman said.

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