The Great American Smoke Out (GASO), celebrated every year on the 3rd Thursday of November, is a daylong, national event hosted by the American Cancer Society, challenging Americans to stop using tobacco or to support and encourage a friend or loved one to quit.
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Watch the inspiring short video below to find out what motivated Alicia quit smoking.
In recognition of the Great American Smoke Out each year, COCA has reached out to community members and educated many individuals of the dangers of smoking, while also encouraging them to make a quit plan. It is our hope that on celebrated days like these, individuals using tobacco will become aware of the many support methods available to help them quit for the day and hopefully quit for good.
In past years, COCA staff members has hosted GASO events in partnership with Alvernia University’s Health and Wellness Department, educating and offering support to college students, faculty, and staff.