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November 19th is Great American Smokeout

Thursday, November 19, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Today, November 19th is the Great American Smokeout. This national health observance was created in the 1970’s as a challenge to smokers to quit using tobacco and triumph over addiction. The Smokeout draws attention to the death and disability caused by smoking and to the many resources available to help smokers quit.

As part of the Partnering4Health project, DHPE supports the efforts of local affiliates of the American Heart Association to increase the number of smoke-free environments nationwide. Learn more at

DHPE also understands the importance of supporting smoking cessation efforts, especially in minority communities. Thus, we stand with the National African American Tobacco Prevention Network to increase smoking cessation in African American communities. Find out more at!great-american-smokeout/ikbai

We encourage you to spread the word about the Great America Smokeout and smoke-free efforts in your communities by utilizing some of resources below from the American Cancer Society to help you and/or others "quit smoking like a champion."  

  • Learn more about the history of the Smokeout HERE
  • Download “Quit Like a Champion” themed flyers, posters, social media graphics and other resources HERE.

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