Celebrate the Great American Smokeout by giving up smoking

17 November, 2017, 01:16 | Author: Hope Soto
  • Celebrate the Great American Smokeout by giving up smoking

It's the annual Great American Smokeout - marked on the third Thursday in November - when smokers make the commitment to stop smoking for the day.

Caldwell County Health Department is encouraging the community to commit or recommit to healthy, tobacco-free lives by participating in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. Smoking remains the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services.

About 36.5 million Americans still smoke cigarettes.

- Quit Tobacco Workshops, free, one-time, two-hour workshops that help smokers develop a quit plan.

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He also notes that if you think that vaping is a way to help you quit smoking, you should think again.

Almost 500,000 people die from smoking each year in the United States. They found that compared to an average day, during the "Great American Smokeout" from 2009-2014, people were 61% more likely to tweet about kicking the habit.

"Year after year, GASO participants support each other as they begin the process of quitting tobacco", said John Woods, Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust executive director. Doctors and public health officials used to encourage smokers to quit cold turkey on a single day.

ADPH wants to help smokers quit tobacco and has set up a Tobacco Quitline to help. The risk of cancer of the larynx (voice box) and pancreas decreases. This is part of a nationwide event sponsored by the American Cancer Society. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle.

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