Friday, November 21, our school is recognizing the National Great American Smoke Out, sponsored by the American Cancer Society during the 3rd week of November. Smoking is responsible for nearly 1/3 of all cancer deaths and 20% of all deaths - from any causes. Another 8 ½ million people live with a serious illness as a result of smoking. The Great American Smoke Out helps bring awareness to these problems. It is an annual event where kids are encouraged to stay Tobacco Free. Later today, there will be 1200 pinwheels out on the side of the school. The pinwheels represent the 1200 people in the United States that die every day from tobacco related illnesses. So please join us in recognizing the Great American Smoke Out and stay tobacco free.