The 3rd Thursday of November is the American Cancer Society's "Great American Smoke Out" day. Today is a great day to take the 1st step to quit smoking!

According to the American Cancer Society,

"About 40 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, and tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the world. While cigarette smoking rates have dropped (from 42% in 1965 to 17% in 2014), cigar, pipe, and hookah – other dangerous and addictive ways to smoke tobacco – are very much on the rise. Smoking kills people – there’s no “safe” way to smoke tobacco.

Quitting smoking has immediate and long-term benefits at any age. Quitting is hard, but you can increase your chances of success with help. Getting help through counseling or medications can double or triple the chances of quitting successfully."

If you need some resources to start your journey to quit smoking you can click HERE

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