The Arkansas Tobacco Free Alliance, in collaboration with Little Rock City, is joining forces to raise awareness about the perils of smoking and commemorate National Quit Smoking Day, as reported by KATV.
On November 6, a press conference will be hosted in the circular hall of Little Rock’s municipal building, shedding light on the detrimental health and economic effects of smoking and e-cigarettes in the state of Arkansas.
According to data from the Smoke-Free Tobacco Children’s Movement, smoking-related deaths surpass those caused by alcohol, HIV/AIDS, traffic accidents, illegal drugs, homicide, and suicide combined.
Catherine Donald, the federation’s executive director, expresses optimism in encouraging smokers and e-cigarette users in Arkansas to participate in the national commitment to quit smoking for at least 24 hours on November 16. This pledge is anticipated to serve as a catalyst for transitioning towards a smoke-free and nicotine-free lifestyle.