The Great American Smoke out

Are you ready to commit? This Thursday, smokers across the nation are taking part in the Great American Smokeout. The American Cancer Society is encouraging everyone who smokes to join together on November 20th and make the commitment to quit smoking.

imagesThe choice to give up smoking may be one of the hardest decisions one has to make. But by quitting, even for one day, you are taking a major step toward living a healthier life and reducing your chance of cancer, heart disease, and other serious health problems. Quitting smoking has immediate and long-term benefits at any age, including saving you money. If you smoke a pack a day, you could save up to $2,000 a year by quitting! But you don’t have to do it alone. You can improve your chances of success by getting help. Call 866-NEW LUNG for free smoking cessation services. Free nicotine replacement therapy patches are also available. If you’re a smartphone user, download the My Quit Coach  app for support directly on your Android  or IPhone. Additional resources can be found here.

Take the first step and commit to quit on the Great American Smokeout. Mark November 20th on your calendar and imagine how exciting it will be to know that you are on your way to a healthier, tobacco-free life.