Annual Great American Smokeout

November 17, 2016 - 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

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 (source:

Quitting is hard, but getting help and support can greatly increase your chances of success! Click here to see smoking cessation resources available to state employees.