The Coastal Health District, in conjunction with the St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, will host a variety of events from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday at Forsyth Park to promote the 2010 Great American Smokeout. All events will take place at the south end of the Park and are free and open to the public.
Activities will include basketball skills with members of the Savannah Storm professional basketball team, field day activities, mini-workout sessions, and tobacco-free games. Smoking cessation and nutrition information will also be available.
“This is a great way for adults and young people in our community to celebrate being tobacco-free and to learn more about the dangers of tobacco use,” said Christina Bolton, Adolescent Health and Youth Development Coordinator for the Coastal Health District. “This is also a chance for people to find out about the tools that are available to help them quit smoking.
Currently, all citizens who are uninsured and live in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long or McIntosh counties may be eligible for free nicotine replacement therapy in the form of nicotine gum or the nicotine patch.
Anyone interested can call the Georgia Tobacco Quit Line, 1.877.270.STOP (7867). Spanish-speaking callers may call 1-877-266-3863.