Join the Great American Smokeout and quit today!

Every year, people across the country take part in the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout. Some use the day to make a plan to quit, while others pledge to quit smoking on that day. Are you up for the challenge?

Quitting can be challenging, but there so many benefits to a smoke-free life! Research shows that smokers are most successful in kicking the habit when they use two or more of these approaches:

  • Nicotine replacement products
  • Counseling
  • Telephone smoking cessation hotlines
  • Prescription medicine to lessen cravings
  • Encouragement and support from friends and family members

Even if you aren’t a smoker, you can still participate in the Great American Smokeout by supporting policies that keep kids tobacco-free, create smoke-free communities, and help smokers quit. Encourage your state and community leaders to help make tobacco less accessible, affordable, attractive, and accepted. Some strategies include enacting smoke-free indoor air policies at workplaces, restaurants, and bars; working with retailers to increase the price of all tobacco products; and implementing media campaigns that raise public awareness of the dangers of tobacco use and secondhand smoke.

Want to know more?

How to Quit Resources

Vital Signs: Tobacco Use

American Cancer Society: http://www.cancer.org/

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