The Great American Smokeout is Thursday, November 21, 2019.
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Each year we set aside the 3rd Thursday of November as the Great American Smokeout (GASO) to encourage people to stop smoking and to “Commit to Quit” for a lifetime.
Join Augusta University and AU Health, our patients, families, students, employees, and the community on November 15th at one of our Commit to Quit Stations to promote health and prevent diseases. Learn about the benefits of quitting smoking and tips for taking those first steps, how to access cessation resources, and to sign-up for help with quitting.
A variety of tobacco stop-smoking aids and cessation resources will be available at six “Commit to Quit” campus locations.
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The Great American Smokeout is an opportunity to get ready for the Augusta-Richmond County Smokefree Ordinance that goes into effect on January 1, 2019. Augusta’s elected commissioners and the mayor took an important step for public health and the health of workers when they passed the Augusta-Richmond County Smokefree Ordinance (Number: 7622) on June 19, 2018. The Smokefree Ordinance includes all combustible tobacco products and electronic-cigarettes.
The purpose of the ordinance is two-fold: