Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout event. Encourage someone you know to use this date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day. By quitting – even for 1 day – smokers will be taking an important step toward a healthier life and reducing their cancer risk. Support for Kansas smokers trying to quit is offered free of charge from KanQuit. To get started enroll online or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).