Great American Smokeout 2009 Urges Smokers To Kick The Habit
Great American Smokeout 2009 is taking place today in the United States. It is an annual campaign against smoking that happens on third Thursday of every November. This year marks the 34th year of the campaign. The American Cancer Society campaign asks smokers to stop smoking for at least 24 hours in hopes people would stop smoking forever.
The American Cancer Society holds the Great American Smokeout® every year on the third Thursday in November. This year the Great American Smokeout® will take place on November 19, 2009. The purpose of the event is to set aside a day to help smokers quit smoking, quit using tobacco products, for at least one day, with the hope that they will quit completely.
Not only does the event challenge people to stop using tobacco, it helps to raise awareness about the dangers of smoking and the many effective ways available to quit smoking permanently.
There are 45.8 million smokers in the United States -- which means every sixth American smokes. The Great American Smokeout is not to be confused with the World No Tobacco Day which takes place on May 31 of every year.