ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Alaska Native Medical Center was the site of a Thursday event, at which volunteers encouraged people to quit smoking, if only for a day. It was all a part of the "Smoke Fish, Not Tobacco" celebration Thursday afternoon.
People who stopped by the booth at the hospital could sign up for help to quit smoking, and take along a "tobacco quit kit." Other people signed up to help their family and friends quit smoking.
The event was part of the national "Great American Smokeout."
Those at Thursday's event say while quitting smoking is always difficult, days like the Smokeout can make it a little bit easier.
"Any day is a good day to quit, and if there's a national event going on, sometimes there's more motivation to quit," said Karen Doster, an event organizer.
Organizers say about 300 people came by to pick up "tobacco free kits."