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Locals Observe Great American Smokeout

If you are a smoker and are trying to quit, maybe today can help. Today is the Great American Smokeout, where smokers are asked to give up tobacco for just one day. Shannon GlazĀ  is Nevada County’s Tobacco Prevention Program Coordinator. She says they’ll be focusing on younger smokers today…

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They will have a table with information at the Sierra College Nevada County Campus today, run by the youth coalition, which is a club on campus. Glaz says even if you are an older smoker, quitting for just one day can not only help you stop altogether, but has healthful benefits…

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The Great American Smokeout started in Massachusetts in 1971, when a high school guidance counselor asked people to give up cigarettes for one day, and donate money to a college scholarship fund.

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