Grace Cottage Hospital Celebrates 37th Great American Smokeout
TOWNSHEND – Every November for the past 36 years, smokers have quit smoking by
joining the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout. The Smokeout has
played an important role in raising awareness about tobacco’s deadly consequences and
helping bring dramatic changes in Americans’ attitudes about smoking.
Grace Cottage Hospital will celebrate this year’s 37th Anniversary of the National Great
American Smokeout on Thursday, November 15. The community is invited to the
hospital’s outpatient registration area (near the laboratory) from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
that day to learn about tobacco cessation programs and products.
Free samples of nicotine replacement products and other giveaways will be available, and
anyone quitting tobacco will be supplied with a cold turkey sandwich.
Many Americans now understand the dangers associated with tobacco use. An estimated
46 million adults are former smokers, and per-capita cigarette consumption is lower than
at any point since the start of World War II. Nonetheless, roughly 1 in 4 adults and 1
in 5 teenagers in the U.S. still smoke. Lung cancer remains the Number 1 cancer killer
among men and women. If you are a smoker, the Smokeout can help you improve those
For more information about the Great American Smokeout at Grace Cottage Hospital,
please contact the Community Wellness Line at 365-3649.