National Tobacco-Free Events and Holidays

Great American Smokeout

November 16, 2023
12:00 am
1500 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Great American Smokeout

Third Thursday of Novemeber is Great American Smokeout. Encourages the start of a smoke-free journey. Promoted by the American Caner Society. The idea for the Great American Smokeout grew from a 1970 event in Randolph, Massachusetts, at which Arthur P. Mullaney asked people to give up cigarettes for a day and donate the money they would have spent on cigarettes to a high school scholarship fund.

“It took me stopping for others like my kids or my dog, to want to try quitting for myself.