Local youth and organizations promote Tobacco Holiday, Great American Smokeout with a Cold Turkey Drawing – Titusville, PA
Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. This year it falls on November 20, 2014. Smokers will either use the date to start a plan to quit, or with advanced planning, use it as the actual quit date. The Great American Smokeout challenges people to stop using tobacco and educates them about the many tools available to help them achieve this goal.
In many towns and communities, local volunteers and organizations use this day to publicize the importance of quitting, press for stronger laws that control tobacco use, discourage teens from starting, and support people who want to quit.