It is the third Thursday of November which means one thing for sure – it is the day for the ‘Great American Smoke out’!

This annual event encourages Americans (of whom 43.8 million still smoked as of June, 2013) to stop smoking/chewing tobacco for a full 24 hours with the sincere hope that it will lead to a lifetime of non-smoking/chewing tobacco.

The ‘Great American Smoke Out’ officially started in 1977 after evolving from a series of small scale non-smoking initiatives done throughout the United States.

So as one who battles his breathing daily with ‘COPD‘ (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) I have more than one reason for asking people to quit smoking, even for a day – but most of all I encourage it for the sake of any individuals own personal health.

For the sake of a family member, a friend, an employee or even your worst enemy – if they smoke, feel bold, caring and sincere by asking them to – for at least this one day – quit smoking/chewing and join in the ‘Great American Smoke Out‘………………..

With that I bid to all as always – Hugs, Prayers, Blessings and Steady Breathing………………Mr. William