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Great American Smokeout

Great American Smokeout –
November 16, 2017

Project UNIFORM supports events to encourage tobacco-free lives. Providing tobacco cessation services and resources to support tobacco-free living is one way to show appreciation to active duty service members for their service.

Every year on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation use the date to make a plan to quit, plan in advance to quit smoking that day, or learn about the tools and resources available to help them quit and stay quit! 

Who Project UNIFORM Provides Materials To

Project UNIFORM is able to support Great American Smokeout events hosted in California.  These events or activities may be hosted by military installations, health care clinics, college campuses, community organizations and coalitions, and other agencies or groups seeking to provide tobacco prevention and cessation information to military community members.

What Project UNIFORM Offers

We are able to provide participating installations, colleges, organizations, and groups with free tobacco cessation quit kits, electronic media, and print resources.

Quit Kits contain items and information to support a person who uses tobacco in making a quit attempt.  These materials encourage behavior change and participation in location tobacco-free activities.

Electronic media includes the placement of ads on Facebook to promote awareness of local and statewide (1-800-NO-BUTTS) tobacco cessation resources.

Print resources, including quit cards, post cards, posters, and flyers are also available.  Military-specific resources can be requested through the Educational Materials page on this site. These materials are available year-round to promote cessation in local military communities.

Cessation resources are also available from the California Smokers’ Helpline.  An assortment of cessation materials such as the 1-800-NO-BUTTS gold card, Helpline brochures, and fact sheets are available for order or download at

Event Turnkey Kit is a resource designed to assist with hosting Great American Smokeout events for service members.  The Turnkey Kit includes information on military tobacco use, suggested event ideas, tobacco cessation resources, and sample social media posts.


Registration for this year's event is closed.  Information on next year's event will be available in September 2018.




Earlier Event: November 11
Veterans Day
Later Event: February 22
The Great American Spit Out