Great American Smokeout 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                              CONTACT:  Jennifer Johnson                                                                                                                            (410) 219-3947 (Office)

                         Great American Smokeout 2020

(November 18, 2020, Salisbury, MD) Every year on the third Thursday of November, the Great American Smokeout challenges people who smoke to stop using tobacco for one day and learn about the many tools they can use to help them quit and stay quit. People across the nation use the day as the start of a long- term quit attempt or to practice quitting. This year’s event is November 19th.

The American Cancer Society started the Great American Smokeout during the 1970s. Each year, this event draws attention to the deaths and chronic diseases caused by smoking. Because of this and many other efforts in education, United States adult smoking rates in recent years have decreased from 23.30% in 2000 to 13.7 % in 2018 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

In celebration of the Great American Smokeout, the Wicomico County Health Department will offer stop smoking kits at the following locations:

  • Apple Discount Drugs – 404 A N. Fruitland Blvd., Fruitland MD
  • Apple Discount Drugs – 1210 Nanticoke Rd. Unit 11, Salisbury, MD
  • Lower Shore Friends – 207 Maryland Ave. #5, Salisbury, MD
  • Chesapeake Health Care – 1665 Woodbrooke Dr., Salisbury, MD.

To help people stop smoking, the Wicomico County Health Department offers virtual group classes every Thursday at noon. The program features free education, support and stop smoking medications including nicotine replacement patches, nicotine lozenges or Chantix. Anyone who lives or works in Wicomico County may participate. Confidential individual over the phone counseling is also available, including for pregnant women.

Take advantage of trying to quit with thousands of others across the nation: pick up a stop smoking kit and quit for the day…it could be the first of many! For more information about the Great American Smokeout, visit For for information about the stop smoking program, call (410) 430-7384 or visit




View Full Site