Go out of the Tunnel 2016

Go out of the tunnel. Don’t burn away your future.

A national campaign for prevention and information on the risks of smoking and awareness about lung cancer, addressed to citizens, media and institutions.

WALCE promotes “GO OUT OF THE TUNNEL. DON’T BURN AWAY YOUR FUTURE.”, a national campaign for prevention and information on the risks of smoking and awareness about lung cancer, addressed to citizens, media and institutions.

In 2015 the roadshow toured 5 major Italian cities (Turin, Bari, Milan, Padova and Rome); It started on the World No Tobacco Day, in May, and It ended in November, Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Over 3,000 people visited the Tunnel, involving groups of heterogeneous age: young people, adults and the elderly; during the program, several volunteers helped: 28 Pulmonologists, 6 Oncologists and 1 Radiation Oncologist. More than 1,000 spirometric tests have made. In addition, the Italian Minister of Health, Hon. Beatrice Lorenzin, attended at the final date in Rome.

In 2016, a second edition of the roadshow has been programmed. These are the 4 cities where “Go Out of the Tunnel” has been scheduled this year:

1. PADOVA – May 14/15

2. LECCE – June 4/5

3. MESSINA – October 1/2

4. ROME – November 11/12

A large cigarette butt shaped booth is set up in the main squares of the cities involved. The structure is 3 meters high and 14 meters long and, inside, visitors can find a viable tunnel that provides information about tobacco smoking prevention and raises awareness about lung cancer.

The tunnel interior is divided by different areas:

- an area dedicated to primary prevention where people may consult info-educational booklets and brochures realized by WALCE over the years;

- a medical area where people can do a spirometry test for free, made by a Pulmonologist, and receive the result, dealing directly with the physician.

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