Great American Smokeout aims to get smokers to quit

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Updated: 11/15/2012 4:48 pm
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & -- Today, communities across the nation are taking part in the Great American Smokeout.

The movement is meant to encourage smokers to drop the butt for one day, and hopefully inspire a lifestyle change.

According to the Washoe County Health District, nearly 20 percent of adults in Washoe County smoke, and 23 percent of Washoe County high school students are regular tobacco users.

Health District officials say, to help you quit, stop smoking in the house or in your car, and avoid places where smoking is allowed.

There are many resources for smokers who are looking to quit. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or go to

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