Great American Smoke Out Event Is Nov. 19 To Encourage Smokers To Quit Smoking

  • Thursday, November 16, 2023
The Hamilton County Health Department and Chattanooga Parks and Outdoors will host a Great American Smoke Out event this Sunday from 1-4 p.m. at the Chris L. Ramsey SR. (Brainerd) Recreation Center. The G.A.S.O. event is an opportunity for people who smoke to pledge to be smoke-free for 24 hours and commit to healthy, smoke-free lives – not just for a day, but year-round. 
 
According to the CDC, 11,400 adult Tennesseans die from smoking-related illnesses each year, and smoking is the leading cause of preventable diseases, disability and death in the United States. 
 
“The goal of this event is not only to encourage adults to take that first step toward quitting,” says Jordan Armstrong, public health educator for the Health Department’s Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Program, “but also to open the door to much-needed conversations with parents and their teens about the dangers of nicotine.”
 
“Quitting smoking may save your life,” said Jeanette Wyatt, public health educator for the Health Department’s Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Program.
“The Great American Smoke Out is an event that allows us to meet people where they are in their community and bring education and awareness towards quitting smoking and prevention. Our goal is to help decrease this significant health burden in our community. Take the pledge to be smoke-free for 24 hours with us for your health and the people who mean the most to you.” 
 
Event Details:
• Sunday, Nov. 19
• 1-4 p.m.
• Chris L. Ramsey Sr. Recreation Center - 1010 N Moore Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37411 
• Smoking cessation resources and education
• Free haircuts
• Free boxed lunches for the first 100 people
• Free raffle to win a frozen turkey
• Question about the event? Call 423-209-8088.
 
Additional resources 
• Questions? Call the Health Department Hotline at 423-209-8383.
• For Health Department information, visit: Health.HamiltonTN.gov.
• To read this information in Spanish, visit the Health Department’s Spanish Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SaludHamiltonTN.
Living Well
Tennessee Leads Fight Against Foster Care Placement Rule
  • 11/29/2023

Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti led 16 other states in fighting back against the Administration’s Health and Human Services proposed “Placement Rule,” which would unlawfully condition ... more

Sunny 92.3 FM Hosts Annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals “Sunny Cares 4 Kids’ Health” Radiothon
Sunny 92.3 FM Hosts Annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals “Sunny Cares 4 Kids’ Health” Radiothon
  • 11/29/2023

Sunny 92.3 FM is broadcasting the “Sunny Cares 4 Kids’ Health Radiothon” live, 6-9 a.m. from Children’s Hospital at Erlanger’s Kennedy Outpatient Center starting Wednesday, Dec. 6 through Friday, ... more

1st Morning Pointe At Happy Valley Residents Come Home For The Holidays
  • 11/28/2023

It was an extra-special Black Friday at Morning Pointe at Happy Valley Assisted Living and Memory Care in Walker County, as its very first resident moved in. The community, located at 2989 ... more