The Great American Smokeout occurs annually on the third Thursday of November. This year it lands on November 17, 2022. The American Cancer Society sponsors the Great American Smokeout, challenging smokers to give up cigarettes for 24 hours. This event brings people together in the spirit of quitting and helps to raise awareness of the dangers of smoking. Sieda Tobacco Prevention is partnered with this and other organizations to help you find support & resources.

The American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout website provides resources, news, inspiration, and tips to increase their chances of quitting successfully. Ways you can observe The Great American Smokeout is to make a quit plan. Learn about your options to curb cravings and get your support system ready to help you be successful in your quit attempt. 

Contact Sieda Tobacco Prevention or find support & resources at or call 1-800-227-2345. For free & confidential help in quitting here in Iowa, you can also access 24-hour coaching, educational materials, or Nicotine Replacement Therapy. Reach them via phone or text at (Quitline Iowa at 1-800QUITNOW) or text ‘Start My Quit’ to 855.891.9989.

Lisa McConnell
Tobacco Prevention Specialist
Behavioral Health and Treatment Services
Sieda Community Action