Smokeout links to pet adoption event
This year’s Great American Smokeout is focusing on the harm tobacco smoke does to people and their pets. Organizers will host a Partners for Life Pet Adoption Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Oklahoma City-County Health Department, 2600 NE 63.
The American Cancer Society sponsors the smokeout every year on the third Thursday of November to encourage people to stop using tobacco and teach them about the many tools they can use to help them quit.
For 2017, the Wellness Now Tobacco Use Prevention Workgroup has partnered with the Oklahoma Humane Society in Oklahoma County to include the effects of secondhand and thirdhand smoke to pets. Secondhand smoke comes off a cigarette, while thirdhand smoke is the residue left on clothing, hair or objects. Veterinarians and others will provide information about protecting pets.