Kicking butts for better health at Faxton

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV)- Hospital workers got a chance to kick a few cigarette butts Wednesday.

Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare's Tri-County Quits Tobacco Cessation Program hosted a "Take Action: Kick Butts Day."

During the event, employees were offered gift cards and other incentives in turn for handing over their tobacco products.

Cessation officials said that the event was well received.

"They like the fact that we're trying to do something positive for them," said Eileen Gleason, tobacco cessation coordinator. "They can choose something healthier to do besides smoking."

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