The purpose of the Smoking Cessation health initiative is to raise awareness about the risks of smoking and to help people who are interested in quitting “Say No to the Pack”. Because smoking is the number one preventable cause of death in the United States, many problems can be prevented if more people are aware of all the multitude of risks involved when smoking. By informing the public of these dangers and implementing our free smoking cessation program, this initiative will be able impact many people and be a great way to prevent many people from developing the numerous health problems related to smoking.
Vivian Nguyen: Smoking Cessation Chair
“Hello my name is Vivian and I am currently the smoking cessation co-chair for SNPhA. I love SNPhA because of the countlessopportunities that the organization gives to its members to give back to the underserved communities around the local Houston area. The impact of initiatives like smoking cessation is important to me because we make patients more aware and proactive about their life style choices. Whether it is impacting 1 or 100 patients, the rewarding feeling lies on how a life can be impacted with your knowledge on your initiative.”
An Dieu: Smoking Cessation Co-chair:
“Hey guys! I completed my pre-pharmacy coursework at Houston Community College and University of Houston. I joined SNPhAbecause it’s an organization that truly serves the underserved. I took the initiative of becoming one of the Smoking Cessation Co-Chairs because I want to help the community be more aware of what smoking can do to their bodies and how it can affect the people around them. If you are interested in becoming a smoking cessation committee member or having any questions about this initiative, feel free to ask Vivian or me!”