Get ready to lose the habit, and
become victorious over tobacco. The American Cancer Society Great American
Smokeout event is your chance to triumph over addiction. Every November, ACS
sets aside the third Thursday to encourage smokers to go the distance, and to
finally give up smoking.
About 42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, and tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. As of 2013, there were also 12.4 million cigar smokers in the US, and over 2.3 million who smoke tobacco in pipes — other dangerous and addictive forms of tobacco.
By quitting — even for one day — you will be taking an important step toward a healthier life — one that can lead to reducing your cancer risk. It’s a race for your health, and it starts today. Today’s the day that quitters win.