(April 9, 2014) -- UTSA faculty and staff and their dependents can sign up for a free, eight-session tobacco cessation class. Sponsored by Rowdy New U, the UTSA worksite wellness program, the class will run April 15-May 27.
The timing of the course is significant because the university will go completely smoke- and tobacco-free June 1.
The program consists of eight sessions in seven weeks. Facilitators are trained and certified in the American Lung Association "Freedom From Smoking" program.
The class will mees Tuesday (except for Thursday, May 8) and begins noon-2 p.m., Tuesday, April 15 at the Main Campus.
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Schedule of content for Tobacco Cessation class
April 15 -- Session 1: Thinking About Quitting
April 22 -- Session 2: On the Road to Freedom
April 29 -- Session 3: Wanting to Quit
May 6 -- Session 4: Quit Day
May 8 -- Session 5: Winning Strategies
May 13 -- Session 6: The New You
May 20 -- Session 7: Staying Off
May 27 -- Session 8: Celebration
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Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.
Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.
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