November: Great American Smokeout (GASO)
Hello, Quit Day!
November 20 is the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout (GASO). Learn the surprises and rewards of quitting smoking.
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 Rewards of Quitting Smoking Start Today
This article presents an engaging personal quitter story and practical tips to encourage people to stop smoking during the Great American Smokeout on November 20, 2014. Readers will learn that a craving only lasts 3 to 5 minutes. They'll learn what inspired Tiffany, from CDC's Tips From Former Smokers campaign, to quit. Tiffany shares her own quit tips in a new video embedded within the article.
Find Your Reason to Quit Smoking—GASO 2014
States and partners can upload this button (available in various sizes) to their Web sites to help promote the 2013 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.
- How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: What It Means to You
- Secondhand Smoke: What It Means to You
- The Health Consequences of Smoking: What It Means to You
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.
- 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.
- For assistance in español: http://espanol.smokefree.gov/
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- CDC/Office on Smoking and Health
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