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Great American Smoke Out 2003 Thursday, Nov 20th

It has been agreed that The Great American Smoke-Out shall fall upon

the third Thursday in November.

Good day to quit? You bet!

The American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout is 27 years

old this year. The Great American Smokeout has helped to spotlight the

dangers of tobacco use and the challenges of quitting, but more importantly, it has set the stage for the cultural

revolution in tobacco that has occurred over this period.  Because of the efforts of individuals and groups that

have led anti-tobacco efforts, there have been significant landmarks in the areas of research, policy and the

environment. "What we have been doing can be characterized as the denormalization of smoking as an

acceptable behavior," said Dileep G. Bal, M.D., M.S., MPH, national president of the American Cancer

Society. An estimated 47 million adults in the United States currently smoke, and approximately half will die

prematurely from smoking.   Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for men and women, and this

year alone, there will be about 169,500 new cases diagnosed in the U.S. More than 80 percent of lung cancers

are thought to result from smoking. The American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout event grew out

of a 1971 event in Randolph, Mass., in which Arthur P. Mullaney asked people to give up cigarettes for a day

and donate the money they would have spent on cigarettes to a high school scholarship fund. In 1974, Lynn R.

Smith, editor of the Monticello Times in Minnesota, spearheaded the state's first D-Day, or Don't Smoke Day.

The idea caught on, and on Nov. 18, 1976, the California Division of the American Cancer Society succeeded in

getting nearly 1 million smokers to quit for the day. The first national Great American Smokeout was held in


For more information about the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout, call ;1-800-ACS-2345

or visit their web site at

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How to reduce your risk of a Dry Socket  

Avoid smoking, drinking of alcohol or drinking through a straw after tooth removal surgery, and wait until the

day after to rinse your mouth; otherwise you may dislodge blood clots, delay healing and increase your risk of

the infection known as dry socket.  Change your cotton gauze pads before they become saturated.

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