Are you ready for the second most-famous Thursday in November? The Great American Smokeout is a national event that takes place on the third Thursday every November. It’s a time to learn about the dangers of smoking cigarettes, and also a time to take the pledge to give up smoking. The Great American Smokeout is the perfect opportunity to stop smoking for good!
What is the Great American Smokeout?
The Great American Smokeout is the day that smokers across the country will stop smoking. Take part in the event, and either make a plan, or encourage someone you know to make a plan, to quit smoking.
The Great American Smokeout dates back to the 1970s. Originally, smokeout events began as a single day of cessation. Even quitting for one day can improve your health, but mark the Smokeout on your calendar as the day you’ll stop smoking forever.
It’s not easy to stop smoking
It can be difficult to give up any habit, but tobacco is especially challenging to quit. Tobacco is an addictive drug, and many smokers find that they are unable to quit even if they want to. This is why you should never start smoking. Quitting tobacco will improve your health and quality of life, however.
Fewer and fewer people are smoking, but over 36 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, according the the American Cancer Society.
It’s never too late to stop smoking. Giving up smoking will greatly improve your health and your overall quality of life. The sooner you stop smoking, the greater the benefits.
The Great American Smokeout is the perfect day to stop smoking, but it’s important that you have a plan to see it through. It’s wise to seek help to smoke smoking. Methods such as medication, counseling, and support groups greatly increase the chances of successfully quitting.
Smoking cigarettes will eventually kill you. They are the leading cause of preventable death.
Smoking is the leading cause of COPD. Three out of four people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease either smoke or used to smoke tobacco.
Cigarettes also increase your risk for hypertension, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, and may also affect your vision and reproductive system.
Smoking, of course, causes lung cancer, but it can cause mouth, nose, throat, liver, stomach, colon, and many other cancers too. Contact MANA Imaging for information regarding a free lung cancer screening.
MANA offers smoking cessation counseling by certified smoking cessation counselor Kristin Zaharopoulos, APRN.