Quitters win during the Great American Smokeout Nov. 19

Get ready to lose the habit and become victorious over tobacco. The American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event Nov. 19 is your chance to triumph over addiction. Every November we set aside the third Thursday to encourage smokers to go the distance, and to finally give up smoking.

About 42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, and tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. As of 2013 there were also 12.4 million cigar smokers in the U.S. and more than 2.3 million who smoke tobacco in pipes — other dangerous and addictive forms of tobacco.

By quitting — even for one day — you will be taking an important step toward a healthier life, one that can lead to reducing your cancer risk. It’s a race for your health, and it starts today. Today’s the day that quitters win.

Learn more about Tobacco Cessation Resources at Vanderbilt.