Great American Smokeout: A day to quit smoking

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Great American Smokeout: A day to quit smoking

The state Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging New Hampshire residents to join people across the country in quitting tobacco during the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout.

For the Great American Smokeout, Trumbull Regional Medical Center is partnering with The Hope Center for Cancer Care and Eastern Ohio Pulmonary Consultants to help those who are thinking about quitting.

More than 36 million Americans smoke cigarettes. Smoking, The number one cause of preventable death and disease in the nation and kills more than 8,600 adults in this state each year, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Information and support for quitting smoking is available by telephone at 800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669).

It's often helpful for smokers to tell those around them they're trying to quit but he says the important thing is to make an effort.

Hood River County Prevention Department and North Central Public Health District (NCPHD) will encourage tobacco-free living during the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout on November 16. You can also find a treatment and a support group around the area on the American Cancer Society website.

10 years after quitting, your risk of dying from lung cancer is about half that of a person who is still smoking.

She says there are many services to help you quit, including the Oklahoma tobacco helpline. Your family and friends want you to have a long and healthy life. Obtain quit kits from the PMC team on Thursday, Nov. 16 from 1-3 p.m.at Meeker Drugs.

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