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11/19/2020 - The Great American Smokeout November 19

The Great American Smokeout

 

The American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout® is an annual event that encourages and offers support to smokers to make a plan to quit smoking or to quit smoking on the day of the event – the third Thursday in November each year. By quitting – even for one day – smokers will be taking an important step toward a healthier life and reducing their cancer risk.

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, accounting for more than 480,000 deaths every year, or about 1 in 5 deaths.

The American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout® takes place on the third Thursday in November - November 19, 2020. To learn more about the Great American Smokeout and where to get help to quit smoking, please visit: https://www.cancer.org/healthy/stay-away-from-tobacco/great-american-smokeout.html.

For RWJ Barnabas Health’s FREE smoking/vaping cessation program click here: https://www.rwjbh.org/treatment-care/smoking-cessation-and-tobacco-treatment/

Additional resources to help you quit smoking/vaping can be found in the links below:

https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/campaign/tips/quit-smoking/index.html

https://smokefree.gov/quit-smoking/smoking-and-covid19

https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-lifestyle/quit-smoking-tobacco/help-i-want-to-quit-smoking

https://betobaccofree.hhs.gov/tools-quit-now

Links to help teens quit smoking/vaping:

https://www.behindthehaze.com/ - Behind the Haze” interactive “vaping facts” for teens

https://www.lung.org/quit-smoking/helping-teens-quit

https://teen.smokefree.gov/

https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/Quick-Facts-on-the-Risks-of-E-cigarettes-for-Kids-Teens-and-Young-Adults.html 

 

Know that is NEVER too late—or too soon—to quit; to learn how your body recovers after quitting click here: https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/cancer-org/online-documents/en/pdf/flyers/how-your-body-recovers-after-quitting-smoking.pdf 

 

 

For additional information please contact the Alliance Office at 732-739-5156