Smoke­out links to pet adop­tion event

The Oklahoman - - NEWS -

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.

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