ACS holds Great American Smokeout today |

ACS holds Great American Smokeout today

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County bars and restaurants won’t be the only places smokers aren’t lighting up in today, as the American Cancer Society (ACS) holds the Great American Smokeout to help tobacco users quit the habit. The ACS has held the event every November since 1977 in hopes that quitting for one day will lead smokers to abandon cigarettes for good. Summit County’s smoking ban went into effect on June 1.To assist those who want to break the habit, the Summit Prevention Alliance (SPA) in Frisco has free “Quit Kits” available by request. The kits include stress balls, gum, mints and informational brochures to aid in the process. SPA will also be distributing tool kits to local employers interested in supporting their employees by providing cessation resources. Contact Summit Prevention Alliance at (970) 668-2077 for more information. The Colorado Quitline, (800) 639-QUIT (7848), and Colorado Quitnet,, have also been established to help people give up the nicotine addiction. Both of these services are free and confidential.Jennifer Huffman can be contacted at (970) 668-3998, ext. 248, or at

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