Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Great American Smokeout

A day of control in tobacco use


November 19, 2020

Each year on the third Thursday in November, the American Cancer Society sponsors the Great American Smokeout. Today, Thursday, November 19, 2020 marks the 45th year the American Cancer Society has promoted the one-day event.

This is an annual social engineering event to encourage Americans to stop tobacco smoking. The Great American Smokeout challenges smokers to quit cigarettes for 24 hours with the hopes that this decision will continue forever.

There are benefits to one day without cigarettes. After just 20 minutes without a cigarette, the heart rate drops. So does the blood pressure. T...

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