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Yearling Middle School SWAT Club Celebrates the Annual Great American Smokeout
November 21, 2019

Yearling Middle School SWAT (Students Working Against Tobacco) Club brought awareness to the cost of smoking and the benefits of quitting tobacco by celebrating the Great American Smokeout.

Addiction to nicotine in cigarettes is one of the strongest and most deadly addictions one can have. Quitting is hard, it takes commitment and starts with a plan, often takes more than one quit attempt, and requires a lot of support. Often, the younger one was when he or she started to smoke, the more intense the addiction.

For more than 40 years, the Great American Smokeout has been observed on the third Thursday of November.  The Great American Smokeout is an opportunity for smokers to commit to healthy, smoke -free lives – not just for a day, but year-round.

The Great American Smokeout provides an opportunity for individuals, community groups, businesses, health care providers, and others to encourage people to use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and initiate a smoking cessation plan on the day of the event. The Great American Smokeout event challenges people to stop smoking and helps people learn about the many tools they can use to help them quit and stay quit.

For more information on local tobacco prevention efforts, contact Courtney Moyett at: