November 17, 2021

Trumbull Regional Medical Center to host Great American Smokeout event November 18

Smoking Cessation

The hospital is partnering with the American Cancer Society, Hope Center for Cancer Care and Eastern Ohio Pulmonary Consultants as part of a nationwide effort to help people quit smoking.

On Thursday, November 18, smokers nationwide will be encouraged to quit smoking as part of the annual Great American Smokeout presented by the American Cancer Society.  The nationwide effort to help people quit smoking takes place the third Thursday of every November. Trumbull Regional Medical Center, the American Cancer Society, the Hope Center for Cancer Care and Eastern Ohio Pulmonary Consultants (EOPC) are partnering up once again to support this important cause.

“We’re inviting people to commit to healthy, smoke-free lives. To quit smoking is extremely difficult. Just the idea can be intimidating. However, with the right support, the chances for success spike, and we’re proud to partner with the American Cancer Society, Hope Center and EOPC to support this worthy cause,” said Luana Andamasaris, Oncology Coordinator at Trumbull Regional.”

The public is invited to the lobby of Trumbull Regional from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  where they can visit table displays with hands-on activities and experiments for tobacco education, the lung cancer screening program, men's health and other important information. Staff from all four organizations will be available to answer any questions. Tobacco cessation information and additional resources will also be available.

The annual event challenges people to stop smoking for at least 24 hours with the goal that the decision not to smoke will last longer, ideally forever. Andamasaris and Trumbull Regional have been a part of the Great American Smokeout for several years, seeing life-changing results in the process.

“The Great American Smokeout is the perfect occasion to commit or recommit to kicking this life-threatening habit. You don’t have to quit in a day – we’re encouraging people to use this platform as a first-step in their journey toward a tobacco-free life,” she said. I’ve seen people’s lives transformed at this event.”

For more information on this event, contact 330-841-9411.