AUGUSTA, Ga. — The Great American Smokeout takes place across the country on Thursday, a national day designed to help people quit their cigarette habit for good.
In Augusta, GRU is hosting several events, including ‘Commit To Quit’ Stations at several hospital locations in the early afternoon. Then in the evening, community forums at the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library take place for those looking for support.
“We know nicotine is very addictive,” said Jennifer Anderson, Director of Respiratory Therapy at Georgia Regents Medical Center. “What we say is when you quit smoking that one cigarette, you’ve quit smoking, you just have to stay quit.”