Thursday marks the Great American Smokeout, and it's a chance for smokers to take stock of their habit, assess the role that tobacco use plays in their lives and to possibly make the commitment to kick the habit.
The decision to quit a long-term habit such as smoking takes great will power, stamina and support. The American Cancer Society offers help for those wishing to quit. In the guest column below, the ACS offers some reasons to consider as well as ways to get support.
If you know someone who is trying to give up tobacco, please offer them the support and encouragement they need to follow through with their decsion.