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Smoking and Tobacco

National smoke-free day

11/02/2000

Question:

What is the date set for a "National smoke-free day" or similar name?

Answer:

The "Great American Smokeout" is Thursday, November 16. It is typically the Thursday before Thanksgiving and is a national reminder to smokers to consider not smoking for the day. Being successful for one day may give an individual confidence in continuing the effort to remain smoke-free.

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Response by:

Karen L Ahijevych, PhD, RN, FAAN Karen L Ahijevych, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor, College of Nursing
Professor, College of Public Health
College of Nursing
The Ohio State University