Thursday is the 37th Annual Great American Smokeout.
This event encourages smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit or to even quit smoking for the day.
In 2011, it was estimated that more than 43 million Americans still smoked cigarettes even though nearly half had attempted to quit smoking.
Quitting is hard, but getting help through counseling or medications can double or triple the chances of quitting.
Even one day of not smoking is taking a step toward a healthier life.
Quitting smoking has immediate benefits to health at any age including reduced risk for heart disease and certain cancers.
To learn more about the available tools and increase your chances of quitting successfully, contact the American Cancer Society by going to www.cancer.org.