the 3rd thursday in november is the great american smokeout - currently celebrating its 31st year since the first one was organized by the american cancer society in 1977!
if you know a smoker (hopefully, you don't smoke) - have him join the smokeout today. the challenge of the great american smokeout is simple - and straightforward - go 24 hours without a cigarette. having accomplished that first objective, the participant may then decide to stop smoking entirely, and become an ex-smoker!
if you, unfortunately, smoke - decide today, go cold turkey - QUIT NOW!
in new york, check out this state-sponsored quitsite. there are many organizations promoting this event - including many that will provide free or low-cost nicotine patches to participants.
even if only one person kicks the habit today - it's a start!