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42nd Annual Great American Smokeout

This Thursday is known as the Great American Smokeout.

Posted: Nov. 16, 2017 6:35 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa - This Thursday is known as the Great American Smokeout.
It's a day meant for people to try to quit smoking. Health experts from San Diego State University say on days like this one, they found more than 61 percent of smokers are likely to tweet about kicking the habit. They also found google searches increased in regards to "help quit smoking."
One man who says he smoked from age 14 to 40 says days like the Great American Smokeout are important.
“People will realize they're doing something bad for the health and here's an opportunity to try and do better for themselves,” Willy Green said.
Those with the American Cancer Society say if you quit smoking by the age of 35, you could regain most of your life years lost from smoking.

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