Great American Smokeout Day 2004
Alcohol and Drug Awareness
Great American Smokeout Day falls on Thursday, November 18, 2004. This year marks the 28th anniversary of this event. Every year on the third Thursday in November the American Cancer Society sponsors this event to get people to quit smoking cigarettes for 24 hours or hopefully longer. In the United States, an estimated 25.0 million men (25.7 percent) and 22.6 million women (21.5 percent) are smokers. This is according to the latest estimates from the American Heart Association. If you or someone you know smokes, this would be a good time to remind them how much you love them and be supportive of all attempts at quitting. Check out the informative websites below for more information and suggestions for quitting smoking.
American Cancer Society
Every year volunteers and staff of the American Cancer Society (ACS) hold the Great American Smokeout to encourage smokers to quit for the day, with hopes they will quit forever. Learn all about the event, get pamphlets and brochures, and get help mapping out a method that will make it easier for you or someone you know to quit. Find community events in your area that support this cause.
Source: American Cancer Society