The Great American Smokeout is November 19th
The American Cancer Society marks the 34th Great American Smokeout on November 19, 2009, by encouraging smokers to quit smoking that day.
The American Cancer Society held the first Great American Smokeout in 1975 as a way to encourage smokers to quit for a day. The ultimate goal of the Great American Smokeout is to encourage smokers to make a long-term plan to quit smoking for good.
Smokers who want to quit can call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345, for tobacco cessation and coaching services that can help increase their chance of quitting for good. In addition, the Great American Smokeout web site (www.cancer.org/GreatAmericans) contains user-friendly tips and tools towards a smoke-free life.
The American Cancer Society may be contacted toll-free at 1-800-227-2345 or visit their web site at www.cancer.org.