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

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 17th, 2016 is being observed this year as the Great American Smokeout.

“Today about 1 in 5 US adults smoke cigarettes. Excluding secondhand smoke, smoking is estimated to cause 32% of all cancer deaths in the US, including 83% of lung cancer deaths in men and 76% of lung cancer deaths in women. About 40 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, and tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the world, 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 Call Number 613.85 or browse the library books and resources in this Great American Smokeout booklist.

The display cube at the library during the month of November  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, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book group leader, NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison, Community Novel Project leader, HUSH podcaster, and frequent library customer. She reads a new book every few days, but recently enjoyed Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley.