Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Pledge to Quit Tobacco and Celebrate the New Year with Free EVE Tickets

(Salt Lake City)  It’s no secret that one of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to quit smoking, and everyone who’s trying to quit could use a little help to get started. This year, you can celebrate the New Year smoke-free and in style, with a little help from the Utah Department of Health and the Downtown Alliance’s EVE celebration.

Anyone who’s ready to commit to quit tobacco can pick up a free wristband at one of two locations by filling out a 'quit agreement.' Staff will be staff on site to help quitters choose a quit date. 

“Quitting tobacco is a great resolution because the results are quick and long-lasting,” says Amy Oliver, marketing manager, Utah Department of Health Tobacco Prevention and Control Program. “Within 20 minutes of quitting, your heart rate becomes normal and it takes only two weeks to three months for your risk of heart attack to drop,” Oliver added. “Over the long term, your risks become minimal.”

Tobacco users can get ‘quit agreements’ and EVE wristbands at:
  • Beans and Brews, 268 South State, Salt Lake City, 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., December 28, courtesy of the Salt Lake Valley Health Department
  • University Mall Lodge Court, 575 East University Parkway, Orem, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. December 28, courtesy of the Utah County Health Department
“EVE is Salt Lake’s premiere New Year’s party, taking place December 29, 30 and 31,” said Nick Como, communications director, Downtown Alliance. “EVE passes grant you admission to all three nights of music at the Gallivan Center, as well as great entertainment at 10 other venues.”

For more information and help quitting tobacco, call 1.800.QUIT.NOW or visit

Media contact:
Amy Oliver
Tobacco Program Marketing Manager
(o) 801-538-6917 (m) 801-783-9067