The Great American Smokeout, Is this your year to quit?

November 16, 2021

Is this your year to quit?

GASO, the Great American Smokeout, began in the 1970s. Leading the way, the American Cancer Society asked smokers to quit for just one day. Much has been added in the last 40+ years culturally to support a healthier society and help people quit tobacco. From California smoking laws limiting smoking in restaurants and other public venues to efforts on college campuses, like ours, becoming smoke and tobacco free.

According to the American Cancer Society website, “Quitting smoking isn’t easy. It takes time. And a plan. You don’t have to stop smoking in one day. Start with day one. Let the Great American Smokeout event on the third Thursday in November be your day to start your journey toward a smoke-free life. You’ll be joining thousands of people who smoke across the country in taking an important step toward a healthier life and reducing your cancer risk.“

And support is right in your backyard! Nora Harrington is the certified Tobacco Cessation Educator at the Klotz Student Health Center. Nora provides free support and resources for any CSUN student investigating ways to quit. You can meet with Nora (virtually these days) for information on creating a personal plan which may include nicotine replacement products or prescription medication.

Will this Thursday, November 18th be your day one? To schedule your appointment with Nora, please call the Klotz SHC at 818 677-3666 today and let this be your year to quit!