The Great American Smokeout will be observed on November 15, 2012 and is supported by individuals, organizations and businesses across the United States. This day provides an opportunity to join literally millions of other smokers in saying “no thanks” to cigarettes for 24 hours. As many as one-third of the nations’s 46 million smokers could be taking the day off from smoking. The Great American Smokeout inspires and encourages smokers to quit for one day. Booths will be set up at the Shawnee Health Center and the Little Axe Health Center with opportunities to learn how to quit tobacco and to make a long-term plan to quit for good.
Most people who are trying to stop smoking have some withdrawal symptoms, but usually do NOT have all that are listed below. Use this information to help you with the symptoms you do have and don’t worry about those that you do not experience. Remember that these symptoms are generally temporary in nature and a sign that you are on the road to recovery.