Group at Minnesota State University, Mankato encourages users to quit tobacco

Group at Minnesota State University, Mankato encourages users to quit tobacco

MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) — Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Department of Health Science joined thousands in “The Great American Smoke Out,” a nationwide intervention for smoking tobacco by providing resources to students.

Although the university is a smoke–free campus, not all abide by the rules.

Inside the Centennial Student Union was an informative booth offering support to quit.

“So we have several displays for employees, communities and the students. For students, we have a Juul trade-in they can do for a gift card. The more that we put out the resources, the more that we will take action," said Assistant Health Science Professor Mary Kramer.

The group also unveiled two projects done in the last six months: one where students took pictures and captioned their thoughts about tobacco use on campus and the other was a display of student artwork from the 11,000 cigarette butts picked up on campus on Earth Day.

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