Stay Away from Tobacco

Quitting tobacco is not easy, but it can be done. Whether you're a smoker, someone who uses smokeless tobacco, or someone trying to help a friend or loved one, you'll find the information you need in this section.

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Great American Smokeout

The American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout is held on the third Thursday in November each year. Smokers are encouraged to use the date to take an important step toward a healthier life by making a plan to quit, or by planning in advance and quitting smoking that day.