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Great American Smokeout

Nurse Talking with Senior Patient Provider in Home with Senior Patients

Help celebrate the Great American American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout logoSmokeout on November 15, 2018! Join Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) to support the American Cancer Society's (ACS's) Great American Smokeout event by sharing messages and materials among patients, family, and friends to quit smoking. 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 cardiovascular and cancer risk.

Most people find that a combination of resources works best. Many smokers do not quit on their first attempt. Many need several tries to successfully quit. But the benefits are well worth it, so patients and family members should be encouraged to keep trying. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers a Quitline for people who want to stop smoking: 1.800.QUIT.NOW. Patients can also visit for more support.

American Cancer Society

Million Hearts®  and Partner Resources

Cardio Smart: American College of Cardiology

Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)