Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event. Encourage someone you know to use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day. By quitting – even for 1 day – smokers will be taking an important step toward a healthier life and reducing their cancer risk.
About 40 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, and tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the world. While cigarette smoking rates have dropped (from 42% in 1965 to 17% in 2014), cigar, pipe, and hookah – other dangerous and addictive ways to smoke tobacco – are very much on the rise. Smoking kills people – there’s no “safe” way to smoke tobacco.
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) is coming January 22-28, 2018. NDAFW is a national health observance linking teens to science based facts to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drugs!
With your help NDAFW 2018 will be bigger and better--- so let’s top the total number of events held in 2017 (2174)!