The American Cancer Society is celebrating the 43rd Annual Great American Smokeout (GASO) to encourage people to take action that day towards a smoke-free life for themselves or in support of family or friends in quitting.
Quitting smoking isn’t easy and takes time and a plan. Let November 15th be the day to start the journey towards a smoke-free life for yourself or someone you know. The American Cancer Society offers free support for those considering quitting tobacco use. And for organizations looking to include valuable information to their toolkit, GASO offers posters, table signs, quit cards, sample internal and external communications, press releases, website information, social media posts, and more. Visit cancer.org/smokeout for more information.
Why is GASO Important!
- Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable disease and premature death.
- 77 New Yorker’s die every day due to a smoking related illness (28,000) annually
- 70% of smokers want to quit buy only 7% achieve abstinence by quitting unassisted
- Tobacco users are 3x’s more successful to quit if assisted by a physician with counseling and medication