November 17th is The Great American Smokeout

The American Cancer Society is holding its 36th Great American Smokeout on November 17th. The Great American Smokeout encounrages current smokers to create a plan to quit by using that date to start their routine to a better, healthier lifestyle.

Tobacco still remains as the single largest preventable cause of disease as well as single largest cause of premature death in the United States. But these facts do not phase the 46 million Americans that still do smoke. Surprisingly half of this population has tried to quit for at least one day this past year. Although quitting a smoking habit is very difficult for some, The American Cancer Society offers helpful resources and support for those who want to quit smoking successfully and for good.

If you or someone you know has a smoking habit and wants to quit, you can contact the American Cancer Society toll-free at 1-800-227-2345.

To read more about The Great American Smokeout, click here. Here you will find free tools and tips including a guide to quitting and opportunities to be part of a study on quitting smoking.

To learn more about the history behind The Great American Smokeout, click here.


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