USF Health Smoke-Free

USF Health Smoke-Free

From Rocky the Bull stomping out a giant cigarette to high school students finding out what they might look like twenty years from now if they smoked, USF Health rolled out all the stops at a recent event formally banning smoking on its part of the Tampa campus. This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV has more on the decision and how it came about.

USF Health Smoke-Free

USF Health is just saying “no” to smoking, as butts have been banned on its section of the Tampa campus. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM tells you why USF Health is making that move, and how it’s trying to stop future generations from ever starting to light up.

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Justin Kress of Tobacco-Free Florida talks about the “Smokifier,” which shows students how they might look twenty years from now as both a smoker and non-smoker, while Mitchell High School Senior Victoria Kinney shares her thoughts on being “smokified.”

Dr. Donna Petersen, Dean of USF’s College of Public Health, talks about Dr. Charles Mahan, the recipient of the first USF AHEC Access to Health Care Award. Then we hear from Dr. Mahan, former dean and professor emeritus in the College of Public Health.

More Information: 

USF Health Smoke-Free
Leila Martini, MPH, MLS, Asst. Director, USF AHEC Tobacco Prevention & Cessation 813-974-3507
Florida QuitLine: 1-877-U-CAN-NOW (1-877-822-6669)
USF Employee Assistance Program: 813-974-5469

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Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.

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