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Great American Smokeout--November 15th

October 26, 2012

November 15 is the Great American Smoke Out. This is a good time to quit smoking or get ready to quit. The U.S. Surgeon General has stated, “Smoking cessation represents the single most important step that smokers can take to enhance the length and quality of their lives.” In addition, family members’ health is also greatly improved. A child living in a smoke-free environment is less likely to develop asthma, allergies, bronchitis, pneumonia, ear infections, lower respiratory tract infections or die from sudden infant death syndrome. Decreased exposure to secondhand smoke also leads to a lower risk of heart disease and lung cancer for the nonsmoking adults in the family. Remember,
health benefits begin as soon as 20 minutes after quitting.

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