Tuesday, November 15, 2011

UDOH, Subway Partner to Encourage Utahns to Give Up Tobacco

(Salt Lake City) – In celebration of the 36th annual Great American Smoke Out (GASO), the Utah Tobacco Quit Line and all Utah Subway restaurants are partnering once again in an effort to encourage Utahns to give up tobacco “cold turkey.”
The event kicks off Thursday, November 17 at Valley Fair Mall (3601 S. 2700 W., West Valley City). From 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. that day, the Utah Tobacco Quit Line and Subway will be giving out free, six-inch turkey subs to anyone who stops by and pledges to quit smoking. Additionally, anyone who calls the Utah Tobacco Quit Line (1.800.QUIT NOW) between November 17 and 25 will receive expert help quitting tobacco, as well as a smoking cessation kit containing a card good for a free six-inch sub at any Subway restaurant in Utah.
“As part of the Great American Smokeout, we want to encourage smokers to make a plan to quit,” said David Neville, media coordinator, Utah Tobacco Quit Line. “One of the best ways to improve your health is by quitting tobacco.”
“Subway is excited to be a part of the Great American Smoke Out this year,” said Trent Evans, Subway spokesperson. “One of our key messages is the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, and encouraging smokers to quit falls right in line with that message.”
For information on quitting, call the Utah Tobacco Quit Line at 1.800.QUIT.NOW or visit Utah QuitNet at www.UtahQuitNet.com.
Media Contact:
David Neville
Tobacco Prevention and Control Program
(o) 801-538-6917  (c) 801-386-1316