Tobacco Prevention Holidays
Great American Spit Out Day – February 23
- Encourages dippers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day
Through With Chew Week – February 17-23 (held annually in February)
- Through With Chew Week was established in 1989 by the American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery, Inc. (www.entnet.org)
- Through With Chew Week (TWCW) is an educational campaign to decrease spit tobacco use and increase awareness of the negative health effects of using these products.
- Any concerned group that may be interested in educating its community about the negative effects of spit tobacco use and wants to help spit tobacco users quit.
Kick Butts Day – March Annually
- National day of activism that empowers youth to speak up and take action against tobacco use at more than 1,000 events from coast to coast.
World No Tobacco Day – May 31st Annually
- The World Health Organization (WHO)
- World No Tobacco Day 2012 will educate policy-makers and the general public about the tobacco industry’s nefarious and harmful tactics.
Red Ribbon Week- October 23rd-31st Annually
- The National Family Partnership
- During Red Ribbon Week participants demonstrate their opposition to drugs and tobacco.
Great American Smoke Out Day – 3rd Thursday in November Annually
- Encourages smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking for that day.