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Great American Smokeout

The Great American Smokeout is a day dedicated to encouraging tobacco users to give up their tobacco for one day.  The hope is that with information and various kinds of support, some people will be amenable to smoking cessation.

The Great American Smokeout is November 17, 2011. This idea began in 1976, and that first year over one million California smokers quit for one day.

According to the American Cancer Society, all cancers caused by cigarette smoking could be prevented completely.

For more information about the event and quitting smoking, go to www.cancer.org.
World Health Organization also sponsors World No Tobacco Day in May to bring attention globally to the health impact of smoking as well as to encourage smoking cessation programs and research.