WHAT IS GASO
The Great American Smoke Out
The American Cancer Society dedicates the 3rd Thursday of November
to help smokers quit. Quitting smoking isn’t easy. It takes time and a
plan. You don’t have to stop smoking in one day. Start with day one. Let the Great American Smokeout event on November 15 be your day to
start your journey toward a smoke-free life. You’ll be joining thousands
of smokers across the country in taking an important step toward a healthier life and reducing your cancer risk. Plus, the American Cancer Society can help you access the resources and support you need to quit - LEARN MORE
The Great American STOMP Out
For this year's Great American Smoke Out, Tobacco Free for a Healthy NJ (TFHNJ) wants to bring NJ all of the resources necessary to help our residents quit smoking! We also want to use this opportunity to continue educating our merchants with the STOMP Out Youth Tobacco Use - STOMP 21(hence the play on words! ) Visit the resources section of this page to learn more.
School personnel are key partners in tobacco prevention as they have the attention of our youth. The Great American Smoke Out is a great opportunity to teach youth about the dangers of tobacco products. Below are some resources for schools.
Coalitions help implement a comprehensive approach to tobacco prevention by bringing education, programs & other resources to the community. The resources below will help you find best practices.
When it comes to preventing teens from using tobacco or helping them quit, parents and other caring adults can take several steps. First, you can set an example & choose not to smoke or use other tobacco products. Modeling desirable behavior is the start of helping your child live a tobacco-free life.
Merchants are the front line of defense in decreasing youth access. It is essential to follow the state law by not selling to those under 21. Below are some resources for merchants to comply with this law and support our communities.
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Northern Regional Coordinator
Bergen, Hudson, Essex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex & Warren
Phone | 973-383-4787
Center for Prevention & Counseling
61 Spring Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Central Regional Coordinator
Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex,
Monmouth, & Union
Phone | 732-367-0611
New Jersey Prevention Network
30 Park Rd
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
Southern Regional Coordinator
Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean & Salem