Great American Smokeout
The Great American Smokeout, held annually on the third Thursday of November, is an American Cancer Society event that encourages tobacco users to to quit that day or create a plan to quit in the near future. Quitting, even for one day, helps tobacco users take a big step towards a healthier life.
Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US. However, about 42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes.
The Eat Play Breathe York Tobacco-free Task Forces suggests keeping a "Quit Kit" on hand to help quit the habit of smoking. Those seeking to "be a quitter" may find using the "Quit Kit" with other tobacco-free resources helpful in the transition to a tobacco-free life.
Photo: Press conference featuring Mayor Bracey, York City Council Members, Representative Kevin Schreiber, and Lincoln Charter School Student Ambassadors promoted the Great American Smokeout (2014).