Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828
SUNY Upstate Medical University observes the Great American Smokeout
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – In observance of the Great American Smokeout, Nov. 18, SUNY Upstate Medical University, the region’s largest employer, will ask all employees, students and visitors to its campus, including University Hospital, to refrain voluntarily from smoking anywhere on its grounds. Smoking currently is only prohibited indoors. More than 7,000 individuals a day come in contact with the campus.
“It is fitting that SUNY Upstate Medical University, an academic medical center that is dedicated to improving health, observe this day across campus,” said SUNY Upstate President Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D. “Our clinicians see firsthand the ravages of smoking and what it does to the human body and as educators we must be committed to informing our communities about the dangers of smoking.”
“But this day is also a day to reach out to smokers and to understand better how difficult this addiction is to break,” Eastwood said. “We must support smokers who are attempting to quit and offer them encouragement and access to our experts who can help them break the habit.”
Eastwood announced earlier this year that SUNY Upstate is working toward the goal of becoming a completely smoke free campus by August 2005.
SUNY Upstate’s Great American Smokeout observance also features various presentations on smoking-related issues and health screening tests.
Search Upstate News
Upstate in the News
- New York Teen Donates Kidney to Younger Brother: 'This Was My Chance to Save Him'
- Syracuse teen receives kidney transplant from older brother
WTVH CBS5 Syracuse
- Inside the Mind of the Munich Mass Killer
- How 'Determined Danielle' became president of Upstate Medical University
Syracuse Post Standard
- BRCA Gene Mutations May Influence Prostate Cancer Risk
Renal and Urology News
- Upstate Medical to use nearly $200,000 in NSF funding to fight Zika virus
Central New York Business Journal