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.
  • http://www.kickbuttsday.org/

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.
  • http://www.who.int/tobacco/wntd/en/

Red Ribbon Week- October 23rd-31st Annually

  • The National Family Partnership
  • During Red Ribbon Week participants demonstrate their opposition to drugs and tobacco.
  • http://redribbon.org/

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.