It’s Great to Be a Quitter! Join the Great American Smokeout November 15th

Great American Smokeout is a special day from the American Cancer Society to encourage tobacco users to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking on that day. While any day is a great day to take steps toward quitting smoking, Thursday, November 15th, 2012 is being observed this year as the Great American Smokeout.

“Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US, yet about 43.8 million Americans still smoke cigarettes — Nearly 1 in every 5 adults,” according to the American Cancer Society.

KanQuit Can Help!

KanQuit from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment offers information and advice to help quit tobacco use.

Find smoking cessation resources at the library in the Health Information Neighborhood at call number 613.85 including:

  • 100 questions & answers about how to quit smoking by Charles Herrick, Charlotte Herrick, Marianne Mitchell
  • Stop smoking forever (DVD)
  • Never smoke again : the top 10 ways to stop smoking now & forever by Grant Cooper, M.D.
  • Kicking butts : quit smoking and take charge of your health

The display cube at the library was created in partnership with the Bureau of Health Promotion at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Have you had success at quitting tobacco use? Share your story here!

Lissa Staley

Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Health Information Librarian, Arts & Crafts Librarian, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book group leader, and frequent library customer, especially with her children. She reads a new book every few days, but recently loved Adorkable by Sarra Manning, Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman and Tin Star by Cecil Castellucchi.