Great American Smokeout

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Emory promotes the Great American Smokeout in November 

The American Cancer Society started the national Great American Smokeout to encourage tobacco cessation by establishing an official quit day. Each year, Emory promotes the event which falls on the third Thursday of November by encouraging smokers to use the date either to make a plan to quit or to stop smoking that day.

The 2016 Great American Smokeout was held Thursday, Nov. 17. Emory celebrated by encouraging all employees to be even more healthy by spreading the word of our tobacco cessation programs and resources, online tobacco education webinars and highlighting employee support/words of motivation. In addition, employees were invited to take a pledge in support of the Great American Smokeout. Current smokers were encouraged to pledge to try quitting on the official quit day whereas non-smokers were asked to take a pledge to give up one of their own unhealthy behavior or habits in support of family, friends and colleagues who are trying to quit.