Great American Smoke Out

The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smoke Out on the third Thursday of November each year by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By quitting, even for one day, smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing cancer risk. The Coalition’s School Committee has a partnership with the Tobacco Action Coalition of Long Island. In the past few years, the committee has chosen to promote the “We’ve Seen Enough Tobacco Marketing” and  “Tobacco Free Pharmacy” campaigns at the Glen Cove High School. The purpose of this statewide initiative is to combat youth cigarette and tobacco product use by teaching high school students about the power of cigarette and tobacco marketing in local stores and in advertising in general.