Mayor Menino marked the 36th annual Great American Smokeout today by launching the Tobacco-Free Hospitals initiative, a partnership between the city of Boston, the Boston Public Health Commission, and 10 Boston hospitals to decrease tobacco use and exposure on hospital campuses. Read more and check out pictures from the press conference

In conjunction, the city of Boston is offering up to four weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy and counseling to Boston residents or Boston hospital employees who want to quit smoking. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-748-8669)

Need more motivation? Here’s one woman’s story about how quitting saved her life.

Sonia Booker Quits Smoking from HealthyBoston on Vimeo.