“About 36.5 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, and tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the world,” as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Every year on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout.
The Great American Smokeout is an opportunity for smokers to commit to healthy, smoke-free lives; not just for a day, but year round. Individuals, community groups, businesses, healthcare providers, and others can use this event to encourage people to make a plan to quit, or initiate a smoking cessation plan on the day of the event. The event also promotes the many tools and resources available through the American Cancer Society that people can use to help them quit and “stay quit.”
To learn about the available tools, click on the links below or call 1-800-227-2345.
- Benefits of Quitting Smoking Over Time: https://www.cancer.org/healthy/stay-away-from-tobacco/benefits-of-quitting-smoking-over-time.html
- Helping a Smoker Quit – Do’s and Don’ts: https://www.cancer.org/healthy/stay-away-from-tobacco/helping-a-smoker-quit.html