Great American Smokeout
In 1995, more than 400,000 Americans will die from tobacco-related diseases.
The figure comes from health educator Holly Avey at Campus Health Promotions.
Avey is coordinating the UA's Great American Smokeout activities on the Mall tomorrow. The activities will be held in conjunction with the American Cancer Society's 19th annual Great American Smokeout.
Between 15 percent and 20 percent of UA students use tobacco products regularly, Avey said, and more than half have used tobacco at some time. The smokeout encourages UA students, faculty and staff to stay tobacco-free for 24 hours.
Organizers will set up a tent on the Mall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. where they will provide quitting tips, blood-pressure testing, free food and tobacco awareness quizzes.
For more information, contact Holly Avey at 621-8027 or the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345.
Do the Funky Chicken
A nostalgic '70s dance in the Student Union's Senior Ballroom will be held Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Admission at the door is $3 for those in "funky" dress, $4 otherwise.
Hosted by the African American Leadership Alliance, the dance is open to the entire university as the year's major fund-raiser. All song requests turned in to the deejay at Room 209 of the MLK building today by 5 p.m. will be honored.
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