Great American Smokeout – 2018
Since 1976, the American Cancer Society has hosted the Great American Smokeout®, a public awareness event that is celebrated on the third Thursday of November.
You don’t have to stop smoking in one day. Start with day one.
Great American Smokeout® events in Pennsylvania were held in workplaces, communities and health systems this November to encourage smokers to Start with Day One. Events in Westmoreland, Fayette, Armstrong and Indiana counties included:
#BlowBubblesNotSmoke - school events to raise awareness about the effects of smoking on the lungs led by Tobacco Resistance Unit (TRU) Youth groups
Skate Your Butts Off – roller skating party for teens to raise awareness about smoking and tobacco litter
“Journey Towards a Smoke Free Life” competition - Fayette Drug and Alcohol Commission held this contest to win a turkey and, with the Uniontown YMCA, challenged local businesses to “Walk to Quit” on November 15TH. Several County Commissioners in Southwest, PA, counties signed Proclamations declaring November 15th as the Great American Smokeout.
Quitting smoking isn’t easy. It takes time. And a plan. Great American Smokeout® is a day for smokers to start their journey toward a smoke-free life.
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