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What is the Great American Smokeout?

The Great American Smokeout was started by the American Cancer Society in 1977. It was and is an experiment to encourage smokers to quit for 24 hours on the third Wednesday in November. It was started with the hopes that a 24-hour smoking cessation period would encourage smokers to quit permanently. If you're a smoker, this is a great time to quit along with thousands of others.

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