The Great American Smokeout
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According to The American Cancer Society (@AmericanCancer), “Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, accounting for 29% of all cancer deaths. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for men and women.” For more than 40 years, the American Cancer Society has hosted the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November. Beyond its symbolic gesture, the Great American Smokeout serves as a catalyst for positive change, inspiring individuals to break free from the chains of tobacco addiction and embrace a future filled with vitality and resilience. Join us as we delve into the motivations, challenges, and triumphs surrounding this pivotal day, fostering a community of support and shared determination.
How to Quit Using Tobacco
The US Surgeon General has said, “Smoking cessation [stopping smoking] represents the single most important step that people who smoke can take to enhance the length and quality of their lives.” Quitting is hard, but you can increase your chances of success with help. To learn about the available tools, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345. You can also find free tips and tools below.
There’s an App for That – Craving To Quit!
About 1 in 10 Americans smoke (34 million), and studies show that 70% of them want to quit–but, only 10% succeed. Craving To Quit is a 21-day program based on a successful smoking cessation program developed and tested at Yale University. It is an evidenced-based, digital therapeutic developed by psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr. Jud Brewer MD PhD who is an addiction specialist. The app provides daily instruction through playlists of audio and video tracks, goal-setting tools, and daily reminders.
Borne the Battle: The Lung Precision Oncology Program (LPOP)
🎙New #BorneTheBattle Ep! Pablo Meza interviews Dr. Gregory Holt about the innovative Lung Precision Oncology Program (LPOP). Discover how LPOP is revolutionizing lung cancer care for Veterans.#lungcancerawarenessmonth #GreatAmericanSmokeout #MiamiVA https://t.co/cNqCgjrcpv
— Veterans Affairs (@DeptVetAffairs) November 15, 2023
National Survey Shows Drop in E-Cigarette Use Among High School Students
.@FDATobacco and @CDCgov released data from the 2023 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) which shows a drop in current high school e-cigarette use and an increase in current overall middle school tobacco product use. Get the full survey data: https://t.co/jMB81zX6Kv pic.twitter.com/DRmx793yXH
— FDA Tobacco (@FDATobacco) November 13, 2023
1-800-QUIT-NOW: 15 Years of Helping People Quit
1-800-QUIT-NOW is the national portal to a network of state quitlines. Quitlines offer evidence-based support—like counseling, referrals to local programs, and free medication—to people who want to quit tobacco. Quitlines went nationwide in 2004, when CDC (@CDCgov) and the National Cancer (NCI) launched the National Network of Tobacco Cessation Quitlines. Since its launch, 1-800-QUIT-NOW has received more than 10 million calls.
Free help with quitting smoking is available including quit coaching, personalized quit plans, educational materials, and referrals to local resources. All of this and more is available when you call 1-800-QUIT-NOW. pic.twitter.com/PINDUQ1IyU
— CDC Tobacco Free (@CDCTobaccoFree) October 4, 2023
Help a Loved One Quit
Don’t be afraid to ask your friends and loved ones for help along the quit journey. Their involvement can contribute to your success! To learn more about quitting smoking, visit https://t.co/N6zYMofnEY. #TuesdayThoughts pic.twitter.com/4z4y1gsfFV
— CDC Tobacco Free (@CDCTobaccoFree) November 14, 2023