Published: Nov 17, 2011 4:17 PM EST
Updated: Nov 17, 2011 4:23 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla.- “If you can quit for a day, you can quit for good,” is the challenge to all tobacco users for today with the 36th Annual Great American Smoke Out.

The Lee County Health Department recommends all tobacco users accept the challenge and meet at Centennial Park tonight 5 p.m. to discard their unwanted tobacco products and learn how to make the rest of their life tobacco free.

The Lee County program includes a mock funeral procession, humorous final goodbyes and a tobacco toss into a coffin to “bury tobacco before it buries you.”
Anyone interested and able to walk can meet at 5 p.m. outside Art of the Olympians, 1300 Hendry Street, to join the procession to the pavilion in Centennial Park. At 5:30 p.m.