The Smoke Out is always the third Thursday of November, one week before Thanksgiving.
Could This Be the First Day of a Life Without Tobacco?
Are you thinking about quitting smoking but not sure you’re ready to take the plunge? Maybe the Great American Smoke Out is for you. It’s an opportunity to join with literally millions of other smokers in saying “no thanks” to cigarettes for 24 hours.
A Day to “Butt Out”
Each year during the Lake Cumberland District Health Department, American Cancer Society, and Community Coalitions promotes local activities that focus in a light-hearted way on the benefits of not smoking. Here are some previous years’ activities:
- Cooper Clayton Graduate wrote articles in the local Paper – Casey County
- Radio PSAs on GASO – Clinton and Cumberland
- Youth group signed letter and sent out to local business asking them to participate in GASO – Clinton and Cumberland
- Recognized business that participated in GASO in local newspaper – Clinton and Cumberland
- Local restaurants and business go smoke free for one day – Green County
- County wide elementary school contest “Why do you want a loved one to stop using tobacco?” – Pulaski County
- Promote within the schools and community to smokers and them to quit for one day – Pulaski
- Newspaper news release and radio PSA’s for community awareness – Pulaski
- Two businesses signed agreement to be smoke-free for the day – Wayne
- Adair County-Encourage restaurants to go smoke free for the day and provide signage, literature and media coverage for participating restaurants. Adair County High School SADD/Champions club submitted letters to the editor of local papers encouraging participation in the GASO. Baskets containing suckers with smoke free message attached placed in public library and City Hall. PSA’s on local radio stations.
- Adair County:
- Adair-KY-ASAP, Health Department and Title IV safe and drug free schools promote the day by having an interactive educational display set up at the high school during lunch breaks. High School SADD/Champions club develop PSA’s for the local radio stations. Schools play short clip made during a HOT conference promoting Kick Butts day.
- Ask public places to go smoke free for a day.
- Pulaski – Nat
- County wide elementary school contest “Why do you want a loved one to stop using tobacco?”
- Promote within the schools and community to smokers and them to quit for one day
- Newspaper news release and radio PSA’a for community awareness.