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About Us

The "Gay American Smoke Out" was introduced in 1994 by the Billy DeFrank Lesbian and Gay Center in San Jose. Two years later it was put into action in Seattle to coincide with the American Cancer Society's "Great American Smokeout". (Third Thursday in November)

Not meant to compete with ACS's "Great American Smokeout" but intended to dovetail efforts by targeting the GLBT community with culturally appropriate messages. Our goal is to stimulate awareness and provide resources for tobacco prevention among GLBT communities and reduce our disproportionately high rates of tobacco use.

Most importantly we want to provide resources for quitting, ideas for events and networking opportunities.