LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network says volunteers are gathering at the University of Kentucky on Thursday for what it is calling a "tobacco tailgate" as the 38th annual Great American Smokeout gets underway.
Representatives of the Cancer Action Network and Smoke Free Kentucky will join with representatives from the university and business communities to celebrate the Smokeout as well as the fourth anniversary of UK's tobacco-free policy. They also plan to appear later before the Joint Interim Committee of Economic Development and Tourism, meeting at UK's Student Center Ballroom in the afternoon.
The American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout is held on the third Thursday of November every year. The organization offers support and tools to help smokers kick the habit.