National Eliminate Tobacco Use Day

Third Thursday of November 

What is National Eliminate Tobacco Use Day?

Eliminate Tobacco Use Day occurs each year on the third Thursday in November and is intended to raise awareness for local and national tobacco-free events and organizations, and to amplify the national tobacco-free movement. The Great American Smoke Out is held the same day, and is designed to encourage tobacco users quit for at least one day, and to help them start their journey to a tobacco-free lifestyle. Tobacco-free organizations around the country hold events on this day each year to mark Eliminate Tobacco Use Day and the Great American Smoke Out, and to continue their dedicated efforts in tobacco control. To learn more about National Eliminate Tobacco Use Day and to access the event toolkit, click here.

National Eliminate Tobacco Use Day Events

Donuts decorated with No Smoking logos

National Eliminate Tobacco Use Day events are held across the state and nation. Examples include donut giveaways held on college campuses. Student ambassadors for these schools passed out donuts decorated with tobacco-use awareness slogans along with educational and cessation resources. Past participating colleges have included the University of Missouri, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Crowder College, Harris Stowe State University, and Missouri Western State University. To find materials to help support and promote your event here.