Great American Smokeout

Videos of ex-smokers' stories are played in the Mayor's Reception Room. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

18 City Workers Featured In ‘Ex-Smoker’s Hall Of Fame’

As part of the Great American Smokeout, the city of Philadelphia has launched an ‘Ex-Smoker’s Hall of Fame.’


Dr. Rosenberg

Dr. Rosenberg

Renowned hypnotherapist Dr. Steven Rosenberg, Ph.D. raised awareness for the 38th Annual Great American Smokeout® (GASO) in his mission to help people lead a healthier life by quitting smoking. Dr. Rosenberg, through hypnosis, closes the […]


(Dr. Donald Schwartz, Philadelphia health commissioner, announces help for smokers during the 37th annual "Great American Smokeout."  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Phila. Health Commissioner Announces New Incentives For Smokers Trying To Quit

While many people try to stop smoking cold turkey, Dr. Donald Schwartz says, your likelihood of quitting for good increases when you have support.


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60% of America’s Biggest Cities Are Now Smoke-Free, Great American Smokeout

Thirty of America’s fifty largest cities, including Philadelphia, are now covered by laws that prohibit smoking in all indoor areas of restaurants, bars, and private workplaces, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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Health: Great American Smokeout

We’re making an Office Visit about Great American Smokeout. Medical Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on effective ways to quit smoking.


The Great American Smokeout!

Today is the Great American Smokeout! Regional Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Joanne Grossi shared great information about why you should quit — and how to get the help you need!