Thursday, November 18, 2010

Great American Smokeout 2010

Smoking is responsible for more than 1 in every 5 deaths in the United States every year.

Smoking is also the most common PREVENTABLE cause of death in our society.

There is no good reason to smoke and lots of good reasons not to!

The American Cancer Society is helping us all along the path to better health by sponsoring their 35th Annual Great American Smokeout today, November 18th!

By encouraging smokers to use this date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking today, smokers across the country will be taking an important step towards a healthier life–one that can lead to reducing risk of cancer, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and heart disease.

Quitting smoking is not easy, but it can be done. To have the best chance of quitting successfully, you need to know what you're up against, what your options are, and where to go for help.

Visit for tools, resources, and more research information.

(Information courtesy of the Girls Inc. Friendly PEERsuasion program, American Cancer Society, and Tehama County Department of Education)

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