Quitters Welcome at the Great American Smokeout
The Great American Smokeout is in the air once more. And this November 18, thousands of smokers across America will take the important step towards living smoke-free and reducing their risk of cancer.
The American Cancer Society has hosted the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November for more than 40 years. The event encourages smokers to use this day to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking on that day.
Why is this event so important? Although smoking has declined over the past decades, about 34 million Americans still smoke cigarettes. Smoking remains the single largest cause of death and illness in the world, responsible for about one in five deaths every year.
The nicotine in cigarettes is one of the strongest addictions a person can have – which makes quitting hard, and even seemingly impossible. But a smoker’s chance of success goes up exponentially with the help of support and a plan. With counseling and proven cessation medications, you can double or even triple your chances of quitting for good.
Ready to start your journey towards a smoke-free life? Remember, you have the Great American Smokeout, and the American Cancer Society, in your corner. They have many tools and resources to help you succeed. Click here to learn more.