The Great American Smokeout is an annual event on the third Thursday of November by the American Cancer Society. The event encourages Americans, of whom 43.8 million smoke, to stop tobacco smoking or tobacco use of any kind.
The event challenges people to stop smoking cigarettes for 24 hours, hoping that decision not to smoke will encourage them to quit forever. Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event.
Encourage someone you know to use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day. By quitting – even for 1 day – smokers will be taking an important step toward a healthier life and reducing their cancer risk.