Great American Spit Out Events

Events Will Take Place

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Title of Event: Press Conference: Great American Spit Out
Theme:
 Don’t Be Fooled…Spit & Spitless Tobacco Kills Too
Date and Time of Event
: 2/23/12 | 10:30 am
Location of Event: Arkansas Department of Health | Front Steps Plaza
4815 W. Markham Street | Little Rock, AR 72205
Contact Person:  Katherine Donald at 501-687-0345 or Genine Perez at 501-375-1338 ext. 762
Description of Event:  This press conference will highlight the danger and devastating effects of smokeless tobacco.

Title of Event: Great American Spit Out
Date of Event:  2/23/12
Location of Event: Minority Sub-recipient Grant Office at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
1200 North University Drive | Pine Bluff, AR  71601
Contact Person: Ruthie Johnson at 870-575-8933
Description of Event:   Educational materials on the danger of smokeless tobacco and how one can quit will be available.

Title of Event: Great American Spit Out
Date of Event:  2/23/12
Location of Event:  Center for Healing Hearts & Spirits
2416 South Chester Street | Little Rock, AR 72206
Contact Person: Clarence Childs at 501-372-3800
Description of Event:  Educational materials on the danger of smokeless tobacco and how one can quit will be available.

Title of Event: Great American Spit Out
Date of Event:  2/23/12
Location of Event:  Mena Middle School
700 South Morrow | Mena, AR 71953
Contact Person: Katrina Rowe at 479-437-3449 ext. 137
Description of Event:  At Mena Middle School, 6th to 8th graders will carry out a range of activities to educate their community on the danger of smokeless tobacco as follows:

  • Pass out Smokeless Isn’t Harmless wristbands
  • Play a Public Service Announcements on the radio throughout the week
  • Ask fellow students to wear green for good oral health
  • Post “The Hard Facts on Smokeless Tobacco” fact sheets in the halls around the school
  • Host a table with smokeless educational materials

Title of Event: Great American Spit Out
Date of Event:  2/23/12
Location of Event: University of Arkansas at Monticello
364 University Drive | Monticello, AR 71656
Contact Person:  Carrie Johnson at 870-367-6234 ext. 232
Description of Event:  There will be a display table where smokeless educational materials will be distributed. There will also be a laptop playing a video of Rick Bender and Gruen von Behrens to show the faces of people who got oral cancer by using smokeless tobacco.

Title of Event: Great American Spit Out
Date of Event:  2/23/12
Location of Event: University of Arkansas at Fayetteville Union
365 North Mcilroy Avenue | Fayetteville, AR 72701
Contact Person:  Jamie Thornton of Northwest AR Tobacco-Free Coalition at 479-751-7417 ext. 6038
Description of Event:  Smokeless educational materials will be distributed at a table in the campus union.