The American Cancer Society makes one day a year the Great American Smokeout day, to encourage people to stop smoking, even if it’s just for one day. It is Thursday, November 17.

This is the 36th Smokeout. The day that The American Cancer Society hopes that this day is a great way to help people to plan to quit. This is one way to help smokers try to reduce the risk of cancer.

I don’t know how many times I have heard friends and family members say that they wished they never started smoking. It is a very difficult habit to break. It’s not only difficult, but very expensive. Not only could it possibly help save their life, but also help them save money.

The American Cancer Society has let people know that “tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US, yet more than 46 million Americans still smoke.”

There are so many people that have developed serious diseases and illnesses, like coronary heart disease, lung cancer, coronary heart disease or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or C.O.P.D., all because of this nasty habit.

Most public places don’t allow smoking, and haven’t for quite some time. Besides the American Cancer Society’s website, there are other places to get help and information about quitting smoking.

If you, or someone that you know, has either quit smoking or tried to quit, what are some of the methods that were used?