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The B-CU Odessa Chambliss Center for Health Equity Assists Pregnant Women in Tobacco Free Program


The Bethune-Cookman University Odessa Chambliss Center for Health Equity conducts programming to assist and educate pregnant women in hopes to end smoking and improve their overall health. B-CU is the only University in the state of Florida to facilitate the, 'Baby & Me Tobacco Free' program (BMTF) for nearly two years.  The BMTF program rewards each participant with vouchers for diapers for a full year as long as they remain tobacco free.

Most recently, Ms. Holly Frink has been successful on her path to stop smoking and improving the health of her family, by completing the Baby & Me Tobacco Free program (BMTF). She completed the program in under a year and a half and has remained tobacco free for a year after child delivery. Several women have graduated from the program under the guidance of Dr. Diana Lee and Constance Desmore, Center Graduate Assistant since the program has been established at B-CU. 

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Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship, and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

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