Prepare to quit smoking during the Great American Smokeout on November 17
If you’re a smoker, quitting can be the single most important step you take to protect your health and the health of your loved ones. Smoking causes immediate damage to your body, and it threatens your future with increased risks for cancer, heart attack, lung disease, and early death. Many people have probably urged you to quit smoking already, but we all know that quitting can be hard. Just as every journey begins with a single step, so, too, does quitting.
That’s where the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout can help. This event takes place on November 19 and encourages smokers to quit or to use the day to make a quit plan. Free help is available at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) and at 1-855-DÉJELO-YA (1-855-335-3569) (for Spanish speakers).
When you quit smoking during the Great American Smokeout, you have the support of many other people across the nation. And you’re taking an important step towards a healthier life
Set a quit date; Tell your family and friends about your quit plan; be prepared for challenges; remove cigarettes and other tobacco from your home, car, and workplace; talk to your pharmacist, doctor, or quitline coach about medications, patches to help with cravings.
For more information: CDC features Great American Smokeout