The Great American Smokeout
This year, Thursday, November 21, 2013, will mark the 38th GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT.
Each year smokers are encouraged to use the date to make a plan to quit or to plan in
advance an important step towards 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 U.S., yet about 43.8 million Americans still smoke cigarettes;
Nearly 1 in every 5 adults. As of 2010, there were also 13.2 million cigar smokers in the U.S.
and 2.2 million who smoke tobacco in pipes and other dangerous and addictive forms of tobacco.
More Information About Quitting
Quitting is hard, but you can increase your chances of success with help.
The American Cancer Society can tell you about the steps you can take to quit smoking and provide
quit-smoking programs, resources and support that can increase your chances of quitting successfully.
Call ACS at 1-800-227-2345 to learn about the available tools.
If you want to quit smoking or know someone who does, Nov. 21st is as good a day as any to start a new tobacco-free life.
For more information, contact the American Cancer Society, American Lung Association or your health care provider.
By asking someone not to smoke for one day, the hope is that they will see they can quit and build on it day by day.
The Nebraska Tobacco Quitline can help you quit tobacco for good.
The toll-free Quitline, 1-800-784-8669 (1-800-QUIT-NOW), gives Nebraska residents 24/7, FREE access to counseling and support services.
Calls are answered by trained cessation counselors who give you a choice of services, including: telephone counseling,
self-help materials, referrals to community programs or a combination of these.
All information you provide to the Quitline is confidential.
Only you can choose to quit tobacco. But once you’ve made the decision, the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline can help you be successful.
and quit smoking that day. By quitting, even for one day, smokers will be taking