Great American Smoke Out Takes Place Next Week

Local health officials will be encouraging area smokers to quit during an annual initiative next week. Next Thursday, November 21st, the American Cancer Society is hosting the Great American Smokeout, which Dr. Jim Meyer from UnityPoint Health says occurs every year:

Meyer says to date, about one million people have attributed the Great American Smokeout to breaking their smoking habits. For more information or to make a pledge to quit, residents can call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit

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