Great American Smokeout is This Thursday

The Great American Smokeout is this Thursday, November 17th.

The American Cancer Society encourages you to quit smoking and this date can be used as the first day of smoking cessation or you can make November 17th a day to start thinking about quitting.

The current smoking rate in Indiana for adults is 21.2 percent which is above the national average of 20.6 percent. The cost to Indiana for smoking-related disease is $2.08 billion with $487 million covered by the state Medicaid program. About 9,700 adults die each year in Indiana from smoking.