Livingston Encourages Residents to Quit Smoking for 24 Hours

Henrietta Strickland
Ноября 16, 2018

We are quickly approaching the third Thursday in November. ". Smoking accounts for almost one in three cancer deaths in the United States, and increases the risk cancers of the lung, mouth, larynx (voice box), pharynx (throat), esophagus, kidney, cervix, liver, bladder, pancreas, stomach, and colon/rectum, as well as for myeloid leukemia. But if you take it one day at a time and have the Great American Smokeout perhaps be the impetus for you to stop smoking and start your journey to a smoke-free life, that is what we're hoping".

She said: "It is becoming increasingly more commonplace for smokers to come into contact with vapers and some concerns have been raised that this could re-normalise smoking in England and undermine smokers' motivation to quit".

This event is held right before fall break, so it is a great opportunity to find ways to better support people in your life who may be looking to quit or cut back as well as bring information and resources back to your friends and family.

Lung cancer continues to be a leading cause of death for both men and women.

According to a press release issued by the health department on the dangers of smoking and the benefits of participating in Thursday's Great American Smokeout, smoking increases the risk for many types of cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke, lung diseases, and other health effects.

"This is critical, because once a smoker makes the decision to try and quit, we can schedule an appointment for them right away, so they don't have to wait for a call back to see a tobacco cessation specialist", Doberstein said. "About 1 out of 5 (480,000) deaths in the United States is due to smoking". Therefore, most users make several quit attempts before they are successful.

- The American Cancer Society has tools available to help with quitting. QuitPlan, launched by nonprofit ClearWay Minnesota in 2001, offers a free, professional counseling service and is funded in part by a portion of the Minnesota Tobacco Settlement. They not only smoke at much higher rates than the general public, but they also smoke more heavily.

"We purchased a number of carbon monoxide breathalyzer-type devices", Doberstein said. Smokers are strongly advised to use proven cessation methods, such as nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs, such as patches, gum, lozenges, etc.) or prescription medications and counseling, or a combination of all, to quit smoking.

If you are interested in quitting nicotine, you are not alone.

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