The Great American Smokeout

Smoking tobacco is the number one cause of preventable disease throughout the world, yet more than 36 million people in the United States continue to smoke. Each year on the third Thursday of November, smokers participate in the Great American Smokeout run by the American Cancer Society. The goal is simple. To get people who smoke to stop smoking, even if it is for one day on November 16, 2017. 

Smoking is hard to quit alone. Nicotine is addictive, and you can get hooked on cigarettes very quickly. As you try to quit, nicotine withdrawal often leads many people to start smoking again. While it's a deadly habit, most people aren't able to quit alone because of how addictive smoking is. 



The American Cancer Society created the Great American Smokeout as a way to raise awareness, and to get those who are smokers to think about their smoking habits. On November 16, 2017, smokers are asked to stop smoking for the day as a way to kick-start quitting smoking overall. The goal is to continue to reduce the percentage of Americans who smoke tobacco each year. 

In the 1960's, roughly 42% of Americans were smokers. Today, approximately 15% of Americans continue to smoke despite the known health hazards. Smoking includes cigarettes, cigars, hookah, and pipes. The rise of hookah use among younger adults is as dangerous as smoking cigarettes and should be avoided at all costs. 



If you have a loved one who smokes, find out how to be supportive. Encourage your loved one to stop smoking this November. Better breathing and more energy are two health benefits that may be felt within weeks of quitting. 
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