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Jan 31, 2024

2023 Eliminate Tobacco Use Day Celebration

Eliminate Tobacco Use Day is an annual event dedicated to building tobacco-free cultures on campuses. ETU Day was celebrated on November 16, 2023, and serves as a reminder of the severe health risks associated with smoking, vaping and other forms of tobacco use. It’s also an opportunity for campuses to promote tobacco and vaping prevention, campus tobacco-free policy and cessation services. The spirit of ETU Day is rooted in public health advocacy, encouraging individuals and communities to actively participate in efforts to eliminate tobacco use and its harmful effects. See how some of our partner institutions celebrated ETU Day.

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May 17, 2023

Celebrating the 2023 Eliminate Tobacco Use National and State Summits

The Eliminate Tobacco Use (ETU) National Summit 2023 on April 27th called together tobacco control advocates both virtually and in-person at the University of Texas Southwestern Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center in Dallas, Texas. The summit was hosted by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in partnership with the University of Texas System and incorporated the voices of ETU state leadership from Missouri, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia. Attendees were welcomed by initiative founders Dr. Ernest Hawk and Dr. David Lakey and Director Jennifer Cofer.

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Apr 06, 2023

Jennifer Cofer and Alex Hurst featured on UTHealth Houston’s Well Connected Podcast

Jennifer Cofer and Alex Hurst, the director and program director of MD Anderson's EndTobacco® Program, joined the hosts of UTHealth Houston Well Connected Podcast on March 9, to dive into their personal relationships to EndTobacco’s work.

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Dec 16, 2022

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio’s Mays Cancer Center and The University of Texas San Antonio’s Joint Great American Smoke Out and Eliminate Tobacco Use Day Celebration

The Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio and Wellbeing Services at The University of Texas at San Antonio co-hosted an event at UTSA’s main campus in observance of the Great American Smokeout and Eliminate Tobacco Use day on November 17.

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Dec 16, 2022

Lee College’s Eliminate Tobacco Use Day Seminar

As part of Eliminate Tobacco Use Day (November 17, 2022), Lee College was proud to host a presentation through The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center with speaker O'Neak Henigan.

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Dec 16, 2022

University of Texas at El Paso Hosts a Successful Eliminate Tobacco Use Resource Fair

University of Texas at El Paso’s Student Health and Wellness Center kicked off November with an Eliminate Tobacco Use Resource Fair! The event hosted on November 1st was organized by interns in the Public Health Program at UTEP which aligns with the program’s responsibility, competencies, and sub-competencies.

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