Thursday, November 18, marks the American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout (GASO). The event, which has taken place on the third Thursday of November for over 40 years, serves as a reminder that for all the progress we have made as a nation in tobacco prevention and control, there are still nearly 38 million Americans smoking combustible cigarettes. The GASO is a call to action to increase tobacco cessation in the U.S.
To learn about the available tools, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit: www.cancer.org/healthy/stay-away-from-tobacco/great-american-smokeout.
For behavioral health providers, checkout these resources from CASAT OnDemand:
- Understanding the Background and Effectiveness of The Great American Smokeout
- Great American Smokeout 2019 and Special Edition: Update on Vaping
- The Great American Smokeout Catalyst Blog Post
- Tobacco Resources for the Great American Smokeout