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Today is the Great American Smokeout

It’s a great day to be a quitter

Editor
Nov 21, 2013

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When you quit smoking, how long does it take for your health to improve?

No time at all. The health benefits of quitting smoking are almost immediate. As soon as you quit, you start to improve your health and increase your chances of leading a long, healthy life.

For many reasons, any day is a good day to quit smoking. But today is an especially good day.  It’s the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout – a day when smokers are encouraged to quit smoking, or to make a plan to quit smoking.

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posted November 21, 2013

Prevention Drives Drop in Cancer Deaths

Reduced smoking and better screening save lives

Editor
Jan 6, 2012

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Deaths from cancer continue to decline, pushed downward by critical prevention strategies, especially progress against smoking. The American Cancer Society’s annual report on cancer statistics says better screening and treatment also play a role.

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posted January 06, 2012

President Obama Takes on Tobacco in New Video

Administration has taken historic action against leading cause of preventable death

Editor
Nov 17, 2011

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Today is the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout, and President Obama is marking the occasion with a video underscoring his Administration's commitment to winning the fight against tobacco — the nation's leading cause of preventable death.

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posted November 17, 2011

Great American Smokeout is Early Holiday Gift for Health

36th annual Smokeout kicks off a season of getting motivated and getting help to quit

Editor
Nov 16, 2011

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For smokers trying to quit, there's no better time than to start than tomorrow — the Great American Smokeout.

For 36 years, the American Cancer Society has designated the day for smokers to quit, and for those who love them to give help and support.

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posted November 16, 2011

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