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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Tobacco Products

Great American Smokeout


Thursday, November 18 is the annual Great American Smokeout -- a day where thousands of American smokers join together and commit to be smokefree for 24 hours.  Each year, 443,000 Americans die from smoking.  The Great American Smokeout is an opportunity to take the first step to living smokefree.  


Under the Tobacco Control Act, the FDA now has broad authority over the marketing, advertising, and promotion of tobacco products to better protect the public’s health. 



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Learn about resources to help you quit, the regulations designed to reduce the negative health consequences of tobacco use and how to keep tobacco out of the hands of America 's youth

Also visit Smokefree.gov (http://www.smokefree.gov) for free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of people trying to quit smoking.  

Remember, there is no such thing as a safe cigarette.


More Information


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Jumping lady with text: Join the millions who are now living a wonderful smokefree life!
American Cancer Society E-Cards: Quit Day
CDC E-Cards: Quit Smoking