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Pictured (l to r): Stan Martin, director, REACH Buffalo, CAI; Abigail Hughes ’20, president, USA; John J. Hurley, president, Canisius College; and Terry Alford, community engagement manager, CAI.

Canisius celebrated the Great American Smokeout today, Thursday, November 21 in Science Hall Commons. President John Hurley accepted an award on behalf of the college for its policy to become a smoke, tobacco and nicotine-free campus. The award was presented by Cicatelli Associates Inc. (CAI), a diverse, multi-site, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare, prevention and social services delivered to most marginalized populations.

Canisius President John J. Hurley addresses the audience after accepting an award, on behalf of the college, for implementing a smoke, tobacco and nicotine-free campus policy.

Representatives of the New York State Smokers’ Quitline, Independent Health, the Student Public Health Committee and CAI Buffalo REACH were present to inform participants about the dangers of smoking, as well as to recognize the Great American Smokeout.

Submitted by: College Communications