Quit Week 2011
November 11 – 17
Each November, the Chicago Tobacco Prevention Project hosts Quit Week, a series of activities to raise awareness about the importance of smoking cessation and local resources available to help people quit smoking. Below is a summation of key events for Quit Week 2011.
Announcement of the winners of our graphic design contest
Congratulations to Elizabeth Salinas, whose winning artwork will be displayed on various billboards around the city. Learn more.
Commissioner Choucair discusses Quit Week on WCIU'S You & Me This Morning
Audrey Eisenberg shares Quit Week with the Windy City Live crew and audience
Quit-a-Thon on CBS 2
Johnny Knox, J-Niice and the B96 Morning Crew, and Commissioner Choucair took part in the second annual Quit-a-Thon during the 5 and 6 p.m. CBS 2 news broadcasts. More than 180 people called in for free quit smoking resources!
Open letter in the Chicago Sun-Times
Bechara Chouair, MD, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, and Joel Africk wrote a letter to Chicagoans that was printed in the November 17 edition of the Chicago Sun-Times. The letter called for more attention to smoking cessation resources, the importance of smoke-free policies and the new smoke-free environments in Chicago, including parks, housing, schools and hospitals. Download the full letter here.
Light display on the Wrigley Building
The Wrigley Building lit their dome blue in recognition of Quit Week!
If you're ready to quit smoking, visit QuitWinChicago.com for information and free resources to kick the habit for good.
For more information on Quit Week, contact Jennie Szink: