Posts Tagged ‘Great American Smokeout’

The Day Minnesota Showed The World How To Kick Butts

Today is the Great American Smokeout, which begin in 1974 as “D-Day” or “Don’t Smoke Day.” It was the brainchild of Minnesotan Lynn Smith, editor of the Monticello Times.  Since then, it has become a national event organized by the American Cancer Society. Back in 1977, 37% of adults in the United States smoked. Today, in a more smokefree Minnesota, that number is down to 17%.

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