The 2019 Great American Smokeout comes at a time of increased scrutiny on e-cigarettes and vaping.
The first nationwide Great American Smokeout took place in 1977. The third Thursday of November remains a designated time to start living without cigarettes.
But vaping is a front and center health issue today. The American Medical Association this week called for a ban on all electronic cigarette and vaping products. Angela Brumley-Shelton, tobacco treatment specialist with the Fayette Health Department, supports the idea.