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November: Great American Smokeout (GASO)

Your Quit Day

November 17 is the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout (GASO). Every year on the third Thursday in November this event challenges people to stop using tobacco.

Resources for Tobacco Prevention and Control

The following products and resources are available to help smokers quit today and hopefully for good.

  • Feature Article
    Take That First Quit Step
    This article offers five steps to help smokers prepare to quit, as well as a special focus on colorectal cancer. Mark, an Air Force veteran from California, shares what helped him beat the addiction. Mark’s story of smoking and coping with colorectal cancer is part of CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign.
  • Button
    Take That First Quit Step
    States and partners can upload this button (available in various sizes) to their Web sites to help promote the 2015 Great American Smokeout and link users to related content on this Web site.

Benefits of Quitting

The following consumer friendly resources explain what scientists have learned over the years about the health consequences of smoking. They also include helpful information about the benefits of quitting.

Support to Quit

The following free resources are available to help smokers quit.

  • 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)
    Smokers can get free support and advice from experienced counselors, a personalized quit plan, self-help materials, the latest information about cessation medications, and more.
  • smokefree.gov provides free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of people trying to quit smoking.
  • Quit Tobacco is a U.S. Department of Defense-sponsored Web site for military personnel and their families. Sign up for SmokefreeMIL to get 24/7 text support during your quit smoking attempt.
  • SmokefreeVET provides free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of veterans trying to quit smoking.
  • American Cancer Society—The Great American Smokeout is the American Cancer Society's Web site that provides many resources to help you stop smoking.
  • women.smokefree.gov provides free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of women trying to quit smoking.
  • espanol.smokefree.gov provides free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of Spanish-speaking individuals trying to quit smoking.
  • teen.smokefree.gov provides free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of teens trying to quit smoking.

 


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