Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. By quitting – even for 1 day – smokers will be taking an important step toward a healthier life and reducing their cancer risk.
The Great American Smokeout is an opportunity to remind tobacco users that they can be successful, that there are resources available to help them quit, and to support tobacco users in their efforts to quit. Quitting tobacco use is the best thing you can do for your health.
To celebrate the Great American Smokeout, OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group and Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties (PHDM) are encouraging tobacco users to quit. A limited quantity of “Quit Cold Turkey” kits will be available at Public Health in Delta County on Thursday, November 16th. These kits will provide educational materials, resource guides and a few quit smoking essentials like gum, straws and some turkey jerky to aid smoking cessation. OSF St. Francis Hospital will also be serving cold turkey wraps in their cafeteria during lunch that day.
Help is always available at the Michigan Tobacco Quitline (1-800-784-8669). You can also enroll online at https://michigan.quitlogix.org/.
For more information about the Great American Smokeout, visit the American Cancer Society's website at https://www.cancer.org/healthy/stay-away-from-tobacco/great-american-smokeout.html.