Great American Smokeout

On November 15th, the American Cancer Society is marked the 37th Great American Smokeout by encouraging smokers to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By doing so, smokers will be taking an important step toward a healthier life—one that can lead to reducing cancer risk.

Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States, yet more than 45 million Americans still smoke cigarettes. However, more than half of these smokers have attempted to quit for at least one day in the past year.

For more information and for tips and tools to help you quit smoking, please visit http://www.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/greatamericansmokeout/index or

Cancer.org - The Great American Smokeout

VA.gov - Smoking Cessation Information