- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia health officials are launching a campaign to help cigarette smokers kick the habit.

The Virginia Department of Health says it is counting down to Virginia Quit Day on Nov. 20. Tips and support will be posted on the agency’s Facebook page every day leading up to the event.

The agency also is including information for people helping support friends and family in their decision to quit smoking.

State Health Commissioner Dr. Marissa Levine says quitting tobacco is the single most important step a person can take to improve their health and quality of life.

The Virginia efforts are being done in concert with the Great American Smoke Out campaign.

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