The American Cancer Society (ACS) holds the Great American Smokeout® each
November to help smokers quit cigarettes for at least one day, in hopes they
will quit forever. This year's event will be held on November 17, 2005.
The following information is provided to help smokers who are serious about
Take the, "Are You Ready to Quit Smoking?" test.
Do I want to quit smoking for myself?
Is quitting smoking a #1 priority for me?
Have I tried to quit smoking before?
Do I believe that smoking is dangerous to my health?
Am I committed to trying to quit even though it may
be tough at first?
Are family, friends and co-workers willing to help me
Besides health reasons, do I have other personal
reasons for quitting smoking?
Will I be patient with myself if I backslide?
If you answered “Yes” to four or more of these questions, you are ready to
quit smoking – Good Luck! Be sure to read up on the websites provided as
resources to learn more about products and programs that can help you quit
It is hard to stop smoking, but you can do it! About 46 million Americans
have quit smoking for good, and there are now more former smokers than current
smokers. Many organizations offer information, counseling, and other services on
how to quit as well as information on where to go for help. Other good resources
where help can be found include your doctor, dentist, local hospital, or
If you want to quit smoking and need help, contact one of the following
American Cancer Society Telephone: 1-800-ACS-2345
(1-800-227-2345) Internet address: www.cancer.org
American Heart Association Telephone: 1-800-AHA-USA-1 (1-800-242-8721)
Internet address: www.amhrt.org
American Lung Association Telephone: 1-800-586-4872
(1-800-LUNG-USA) Internet address: www.lungusa.org
National Cancer Institute Cancer Information Service Telephone:
1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) Internet address: www.cancer.gov