The Great American Smokeout – Quit Now and Improve Your Life
The Great American Smokeout occurs on the third Thursday of November, which is the week before Thanksgiving. It is not just another date on the calendar. It's an opportunity to breathe fresh air, kick unhealthy habits to the curb, and embrace a smoke-free future. If you've been contemplating quitting smoking or vaping, this is the perfect time to pledge your health and well-being.
Smoking is a leading cause of preventable deaths worldwide. By participating in the Great American Smokeout, you take a crucial step toward better health. You reduce the risks of heart disease, cancer, and respiratory illnesses, ultimately increasing your life expectancy. Organizations that support the Smokeout provide valuable support and resources to help you quit. From quit plans to support groups, counseling, and success stories, you won't be alone in your journey. A nationwide network of encouragement backs your commitment.
The list below describes reasons to quit smoking from the U.S. Surgeon General's Report from 2020:
- Giving up smoking is beneficial at every age.
- Giving up tobacco improves a person's standard of life and their physical health.
- Giving up smoking can extend life expectancy by up to ten years and lower the chance of premature death.
For over 40 years, the American Lung Association has assisted people in quitting smoking and has helped one million people quit for good. The American Lung Association provides group therapy success plans, online success programs, and self-help guides.
Adults can access free quit-smoking resources regardless of who they are, where they live, or how much money they make. This website contains true-life tales of people who successfully quit smoking, providing motivation and insights into the quitting process.