Do you have something special to share with the world that can help bring awareness to the hazards of smoking? If yes, Quit Smoking Path has good news for you: we’re offering $2000 in scholarships every semester to those, who bring awareness to the dangers of smoking.
According to CDC, approximately 40 million adults in the US smoke tobacco cigarettes. That’s a staggering 18% of the entire population. Moreover, everyone in five deaths is caused by cigarette smoking, which makes it by far the biggest avoidable cause of disease and death. Ironically smokers are very much aware of the considerable number of dangers of smoking, however, getting rid of the addiction isn’t a walk in the park. This is why success rate for quitting smoking is extremely low. According to estimates, the success rate for people who try to quit without any medicinal aid is as low as 5%. While many people resort to using electronic cigarettes, vaporizers, or other NRTs, which are becoming more and more popular, smoking still remains the leading preventable cause of deaths in the United States.
Our goal at OmgVopor is to help people understand how smoking affects their lives and make a step towards raising awareness of smoking-related diseases and benefits of quitting smoking. It doesn’t matter if you’re a current or a former smoker—share your vision to inspire more people to quit smoking and win money for college!
- 1st: Steven Miller – Youngstown State University
- 2nd: Jenna Hoffman – University of Mount Union
- 3rd: Lee Huntsberger – Wright State University
Who Can Participate
You can participate if you are:
- 18 years or older.
- a student enrolled full-time in a U.S. institution for graduate or undergraduate program. (U.S. territories are excluded)
- an American citizen or lawful permanent resident, currently living in the United States
How to Participate
- Choose a topic relevant to smoking-related problems and share your vision on how to inspire more smokers to quit.
- The essay has to be original, well-thought-out, well written, and ideally between 1000-1500 words, although you may write a longer essay.
- Read the rules and regulations, and make sure you comply with them or your entry could be void.
- Download, print, and fill in a Scholarship Contest Application Form.
- Email your essay as well as a scanned copy of your completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org
- One applicant can send only one essay.
- Should be Unique and Creative
- Should Express your opinion
- Should be Original