Citizens across the state who are smokers are being urged to kick the habit today (Thursday 21). This is the38th Annual Great American Smokeout. Chuck Reed with the American Cancer Society says the goal is for people to give up smoking for the day and make plans on how to quit for good.
Reed notes that smoking rates have declined dramatically since the 1950s, when tobacco was first linked to lung cancer. The rate of Arizona adults who smoke now is slightly under20%.