Great American Smoke Out

GASO 2023

In 2023, the Great American Smoke Out will be held on Thursday, November 16. We will embark on a No Nicotine November Traveling Quit Kit Tour, providing quit kits to smokers at 4 different Berks County Colleges. Click the link below for dates and details!

2023 Quit Kit Tour


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.

In 2021 Tobacco Treatment Specialist Teresa offered a Tip a Day for Keeping Tobacco Away, beginning November 1. Watch our slideshow below to see all her valuable tips.

CLICK HERE to watch videos on quitting tobacco created by our prevention specialists.
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.


Watch last year's livestream!