Smokeout event set for Thursday

JOHNSTOWN – Reality Check and Project Action are urging people to make Thursday, the day of The Great American Smokeout, their quit date.

According to a news release, smokers looking to quit will have the opportunity to trade in their cigarettes, lighters, chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes for a quit kit and a turkey sandwich for “quitting cold turkey” in the Union Center at Fulton-Montgomery Community College from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

According to the release, tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in New York state.

For more information, call 762-8313 for Sarah or Shauna from Reality Check, or 841-3453 for Sue of Project Action.