The Great American Smokeout is an annual event held on the third Thursday of November in the United States encouraging Americans (of whom 45.8 million smoke) to stop tobacco smoking. The American Cancer Society held its first Smokeout in 1977. The event challenges people to stop smoking cigarettes for 24 hours, hoping their decision to not smoke will last forever.
I am posting this in memory of my dad who died of lung cancer on October 26, 2004. We miss you, Bubba!