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November: Great American Smokeout (GASO)



Your Quit Day

November 20 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
    The Great American Smokeout: Your Quit Day
    This article offers five smart moves to help smokers prepare to quit, as well as a special focus on smoking, pregnancy, and babies. Amanda, a young mother from Wisconsin, shares what helped her beat the addiction. Amanda’s story of smoking and having a premature baby is part of CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign.
  • Button
    Make It Your Day to Quit for Good—GASO 2014
    States and partners can upload this button (available in various sizes) to their Web sites to help promote the 2014 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.
  • 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.
  • Quit Tobacco: Make Everyone Proud is a U.S. Department of Defense-sponsored Web site for military personnel and their families.
  • American Cancer Society—The Great American Smokeout is the American Cancer Society's Web site that provides many resources to help you stop smoking.
 
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