Resources to share with patients for the Great American Smokeout

¹Smoking remains the single largest and preventable cause of death and illness in the world, resulting in an estimated 480,000 deaths every year or about 1 in 5 deaths. ²Although 34 million American adults still smoke cigarettes, research shows that people who smoke are most successful in their efforts to quit smoking when they have support from friends and family, support groups, self-help materials, smoking counselors and coaches, and telephone quit lines.

On the third Thursday of November, The American Cancer Society hosts the Great American Smokeout, an opportunity for people who smoke to commit to healthy and smoke-free lives.

This event provides an opportunity for individuals, health care providers, community groups, businesses and others to:

  • Encourage people to use the day to make a plan to quit
  • Prepare in advance to help initiate a smoking cessation plan to start the day of the event

Quitting smoking isn’t easy — it takes time and planning. Share the resources below with your patients to help them quit smoking and adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Priority Health resources

The MyStrength program is a free, online self-help program that features information on smoking cessation and more.

National resources

The Great American Smokeout
American Cancer Society
Michigan Tobacco Quitline
American Lung Association
Nicotine Anonymous
CDC Quit Guide