November 15, 2012

Additional Information

On the third Thursday of November every year, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout.

If you're a smoker and want to quit you can use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day.



Join with other smokers and take the challenge to stop using tobacco and learn about the many tools you can use to quit and stay quit.

Research shows that smokers are most successful in kicking the habit when they have support, such as:

  • Telephone smoking-cessation hotlines
  • Stop-smoking groups
  • Online quit groups
  • Counseling
  • Nicotine replacement products
  • Prescription medicine to lessen cravings
  • Guide books
  • Encouragement and support from friends and family members

Click here for more information or call the toll free number below.

Using 2 or more of these measures to help you quit smoking works better than using any one of them alone. For example, some people use a prescription medicine along with nicotine replacement. Other people may use as many as 3 or 4 of the methods listed above.

Telephone stop-smoking hotlines are an easy-to-use resource, and they are available in all 50 states. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 to find telephone counseling or other support in your area.