Great American Smokeout & Cancer Study

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Quitting smoking is not easy - but it is one of the best ways to prevent cancer, and not just lung cancer. Christine Winter, with the American Cancer Society, talks with Christine Buck about whether someone is a smoker or supporting a friend or loved who is trying to quit, the Cancer Society can help.

Thursday, Nov. 21 is the Great American Smokeoutand you can find out more about being a quitter.

The American Cancer Society is encouraging smokers AND non-smokers to rally together during the Great American Smokeout to help finish the fight against tobacco.

For the last few years, the Cancer Society has been enrolling, nationwide, volunteers in their Cancer Prevention Study 3. Enrollment ends on Dec. 31.  This will be the very last opportunity for people in St. Louis to enroll. Enrollment will be held Dec. 3 at Saint Louis University.

This is an opportunity for people 30-65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer to help change the face of cancer.

Sharecare, the online health and wellness engagement platform founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Jeff Arnold, and the American Cancer Society are teaming up to host a 5-hour Great American Smokeout Twitter chat, using the hashtag #quitforgood, on Thursday, November 21, 10:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. CST. 

Get Help:

  • 1-800-227-2345 (24-7)
  • Find tips and tools at  
  • Set a quit date and track your progress by using the Quit For Life mobile app
  • Download the free mobile game, Zombie Smokeout at the iTunes Story or to help beat your cravings and stay tobacco free

Non-smokers can help by

  • encouraging friends/family to kick the habit
  • tell your lawmakers the fight against tobacco must be a priority
  • make a donation to fund research and smoking cessation programs that will help save more lives faster