Students Earn Cash Prize as Incentive to Quit Smoking Through the NYU Health Center
By Sarah Ellis
John Eastwick, a junior at NYU's Leonard N. Stern School of Business, has a cigarette every day with his Wheaties because it gives him the energy to start his day. To clear his head, he then smokes another on the way to class. Afterwards, he unwinds from the tensions of Managerial Accounting with a third nicotine fix while talking to friends. Then he is off to another class, followed by another cigarette, a walk back to his dorm accompanied by two more (it is a long walk), dinner with his girlfriend, followed by number seven, a few more drinks at a bar with a friends, and finally, a pre-slumber smoke to relax him. By the end of the day, John has smoked an entire pack.