Thursday, November 21, is the Great American Smokeout.

Loyd Platson and Amanda Roberts with the Hope Coalition have organized today’s (November 21) Great American Smokeout schedule in Sitka. The day is geared toward helping smokers quit. Events include 1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. picking up butts around Blatchley Middle School; 3 p.m. at AC Lakeside there will be a contest to guess how many butts were picked up, with the winner to receive a cold turkey. There will be information on free resources on quitting available in Sitka, and the harms of vaping.