The Tobacco Control Coalition for the Green River District wants to remind everyone that November 15th is the Great American Smoke Out. This is a great time to beat the addiction to tobacco and start a new, healthy life. If you are planning on quitting smoking, they offer some tips:

- Pick a date within the next month and mark it on your calendar

- Tell friends and family about your quit day

- Stock up on oral substitutions (sugarless gum, carrot sticks or hard candy)

- Research the type of medication you would like to use. There are tools to help you quit, including nicotine patches, gum and lozenges

For more tips and information about quitting smoking, visit Quit Now Kentucky or call 1-800-Quit Now.