Great American Smoke Out

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Great American Smoke Out

The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November each year by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By quitting — even for one day — smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing cancer risk.

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. While cigarette smoking rates have dropped (from 42% in 1965 to 15.1% in 2015), cigar, pipe, and hookah – other dangerous and addictive ways to smoke tobacco – are very much on the rise. Smoking kills people – there’s no “safe” way to smoke tobacco.

Tips & Information

– QUIZ: Do You Need Help Quitting?

– Infographic: Tobacco in the Workplace

– What are the Benefits of Quitting?

Source: http://www.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/greatamericansmokeout/