THE GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT® IS ON NOVEMBER 15TH
You don’t have to stop smoking in one day. Start with day one.
Quitting smoking isn’t easy, but it can be easier with a plan. That’s the reason for the Great American Smokeout® on November 15th. Across the country, thousands of people use this day to quit smoking or to create a quit plan for the future. This event has been put on by the American Cancer Society on the third Thursday of November for over 40 years.
In Lincoln County, smoking rates are among the highest in the state. Currently, almost ⅓ of Lincoln County adults smoke tobacco. There is good news, though. Of these people, 89.2% want to quit and 58.5% have made a quit attempt during the past year.
It can take more than one try to quit smoking. If you’re thinking about quitting, talk to your healthcare provider about resources, such as prescription medications and counseling. Having support can also make a huge difference.
Support can come from different places, such as:
* The Oregon Tobacco Quit Line (www.quitnow.net/oregon; 1-800-QUIT NOW)
* Nicotine Anonymous meetings (https://nicotine-anonymous.org/)
* Self-help books and materials
* Encouragement from friends and family members
* Quitting smoking looks different for everyone; but you are not alone.
On November 15th, join thousands of Americans by taking an important step towards a healthier life. Whether you plan for a future quit date or use November 15th as day one without smoking, the impact can be enormous.
For more resources and to learn more about the Great American Smokeout®, visit the American Cancer Society’s website at www.cancer.org/smokeout or call 1-800-227-2345.