Great American Smokeout 2017

One Day is Just the Beginning

One day. That is all you need to begin your commitment to finally give up smoking cigarettes. It’s time to change your life by setting your quit day for the Great American Smokeout on November 16, 2017.

Whether you have struggled through multiple quit attempts or just decided it’s finally time to make it happen, the Great American Smokeout is the perfect day to take that step toward a healthier, tobacco-free life. Get through one day smoke free and you’ll quickly improve your health, save money and make your friends and family proud. If you can get through one day, you’ll get through two days, then three days, and so on. It will be tough, but you are tougher.

Keep these smokefree milestones in mind:

  • Day One: Your body begins to heal! Heart rate and oxygen levels return to normal.
  • Day Two: Your risk of heart attack decreases.
  • Week Two: Your lungs are working better. You will have increased endurance and stamina during physical activity.
  • Month Two: You are looking good! Your gums, teeth and skin look healthier without exposure to tobacco.

If you need more motivation, find out how much money you’ll save when you quit. Did you know that the average smoker spends over $1,900 per year on cigarettes? Check out our Savings Calculator to see exactly just how much you will save in your tobacco-free life.

Sign up for SmokefreeMIL text message support by texting MIL to 47848. Quit Tobacco – UCanQuit2 also has tools and information to help you quit smoking. You can Live Chat with tobacco cessation coaches and create a quit plan using Ready2Quit.

TRICARE beneficiaries can also take advantage of the Freedom Quitline Program (1-844-I-AM-FREE), a telephone quit line that also provides free nicotine replacement therapy over the phone. Click here to see if you are eligible for this program.

Save the date! The Great American Smokeout is just the beginning. Grab a quit buddy or two and commit to quitting tobacco on November 16!

Last Updated 9/18/2017