The Great American Smokeout Nov 17, 2021 Mariela Thompson, a Health Educator at the Bear River Health Department discusses the Great American Smokeout. This is an annual event held on the 3rd Thursday of November where smokers are encouraged to make a plan to quit or plan in advance to quit smoking that day. This year that date is November 18th. Click HERE for resources available to quit smoking. The Bear River Health Department will have free quit kits available on November 18th for individuals to pick up. Quitting is hard, but help is available – you don’t have to do it alone! Join other smokers on this day and start your smoke-free journey!