The Military Health System has designated November as Smoking Cessation Month as an opportunity to increase awareness of service members, family members and employees of the benefits of tobacco-free living. Tobacco-free living is avoiding use of all types of tobacco products — including cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, pipes and hookahs — and also living free from secondhand smoke exposure.
Every year on the third Thursday of November, the Great American Smokeout is observed. GASO is sponsored by the American Cancer Society and serves as a challenge for smokers to quit – even just for one day. Quit Tobacco – UCanQuit2.org observes the Great American Smokeout with their own theme, resources and downloadable materials for use by service members and tobacco cessation points of contact at military installations.