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Thursday, Nov. 19 marks the 39th anniversary of the Great American Smokeout. Tobacco and electronic cigarette users are encouraged to quit for the day and make a plan to quit for good. The Alabama Department of Health reports that 23 percent of Alabama adults are smokers, and smoking is the leading cause of preventable death. In the last year in Alabama, 8,685 deaths were attributed to smoking-related illnesses, and studies show that 70 percent of smokers want to quit. The first step is deciding that you want to improve your health and well-being. The Pack It Up Club will help those who want to quit smoking. If you are interested in quitting, schedule a smoking cessation appointment by calling 844-4099 or emailing aupcc4u@auburn.edu