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The Great American Smokeout

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We don't know how else to say it except like this: Fuck Cancer! Breast cancer, throat cancer, stomach cancer, all of it. Kiss our ass, Cancer! Especially lung cancer which is the leading cause of cancer deaths in this country and the most preventable. Take those sexy cigarettes and break 'em up, throw them in the trash and never look back. LAist had, for a long time, been seduced by the allure of attractive people holding rolled tobacco on their lips and in their hands but no longer. Smoking may be sexy but a long life and being able to run up a flight of stairs without fearing for a heart attack is way hotter.

Evite.com agrees. The American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout is officially this Thursday the 17th but tonight Evite brings you The Great American Smokeout Benefit Show in the Front Bar of Knitting Factory Hollywood. A mixture of music and comedy, the benefit will help support ACS's efforts to fight the disease that has taken so many of our loved ones.

The show is only $10 and for that you get Space Mtn, The Sugarplastic and Let's Go Sailing rocking out and jokes from Michelle Biloon, Chris Fairbanks and Paul F. Tompkins.

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The show starts at 8pm.