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November 15, 2012 is Great American Smokeout
November 15, 2012 at 2:33 PM
November 15, 2012 is

Great American Smokeout

The Great American Smokeout is a social engineering experiment that encourages people to quit smoking. Lynn Smith, the publisher of a Minnesota newspaper, introduced the concept in 1974 when she announced a “Don’t Smoke Day” or “D-Day.”

Today, the Great American Smokeout is sponsored by the American Cancer Society. On the third Thursday of November, smokers across the country try to give up their cigarettes for 24 hours. The idea is that many will quit smoking altogether. Learn more about the harmful effects of tobacco and how to participate in this year's festivities.


  • goddess99
    November 15, 2012 at 3:56 PM

    oh god I used to hate this damn day. I loved to smoke. *sigh I miss it but Chris would kill me =(

  • MistressMinerva
    November 15, 2012 at 5:57 PM

    I've never smoked in my life.

  • Janet
    by Janet
    November 15, 2012 at 6:11 PM

     I am not a smoker either.

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