Volume 1, Number 14 - JUNE 13, 2011

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Program Created To Help Kick Smoking Habit

By Jose Prado

Miami Dade College Kendall Campus has partnered with the Miami-Dade Area Health Education Center to extend the Quit Smoking Now Program after a college-wide smoking ban took effect in April.

Classes are available at no cost throughout the summer starting June 1 on Wednesdays at noon at the Kendall Campus, 11011 S.W. 104 St., Room G-122. It is aimed to launch MDC’s initiative to maintain smoke-free facilities.

The class is open to all MDC students and employees.

"If [students or employees] feel the habit is too strong and need someone to talk to about it. The Wellness Center and myself are available to assist," said Magdalena Rosell, Wellness & Fitness Center director at Kendall Campus, who is working with the Miami-Dade Area Health Education Center to offer the class.

Literature on smoking’s harmful effects on the human body will be provided as well as a six-week supply of nicotine patches.

The support group will be taught by tobacco specialists. Resources for students includes 24-hour phone assistance from AHEC members.INFO BOX:

For more information visit AHEC website at:

Also, contact  Magdalena Rosell
Room G-110
(305) 237-0735



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