It’s a great day to be a quitter
Nov 21, 2013
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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It has the greatest impact on heart health, lower death rate
Jun 5, 2013
It’s no news flash that exercise, eating healthy and watching your weight are all good for your heart – and that smoking is most decidedly not.
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Help available for smokers trying to quit
Dec 28, 2012
Many smokers will ring in the New Year with resolutions to quit for good. People who stop smoking can greatly reduce their risk for many diseases and premature death, while protecting family member and others around them from harmful secondhand smoke.
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Quit now, benefit immediately
Nov 15, 2012
Today’s a great day to be a quitter.
The American Cancer Society leads the 37th annual Great American Smokeout — a day for smokers to quit and for those who love them to provide help and support.
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Pregnant smokers can get help quitting
Nov 5, 2012
The U.S. Surgeon General and other public health experts have found that smoking damages nearly every organ in the human body and harms health at every stage of life. Increasingly, we are learning of the many ways that smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke harm reproductive and child health.
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Ads produced big jumps in quitline calls, website visits
Aug 30, 2012
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that its unprecedented anti-smoking ad campaign — Tips from Former Smokers (TIPS) — motivated hundreds of thousands of smokers to seek help quitting.
The 12-week campaign, which ended June 10, featured the real stories of former smokers who are suffering the debilitating health effects of their tobacco use.
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Unprecedented ads told the harsh truth about smoking
Jun 15, 2012
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that its landmark national media campaign, Tips from Former Smokers, generated almost 200,000 additional calls to toll-free telephone quitlines and more than 400,000 additional visitors to www.smokefree.gov, the federal website that provides help to smokers trying to quit.
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Smokers also seek help online after seeing hard-hitting media campaign
Apr 2, 2012
Calls to the toll-free number that provides help to smokers trying to quit more than doubled in the first week after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unveiled new anti-smoking ads, which depict former smokers coping with devastating diseases and disabilities caused by their tobacco use.
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Pamper your heart by quitting smoking and helping loved ones quit
Feb 14, 2012
Tired of chocolates? Are flowers all too forgettable?
Give the enduring gift of better heart health by quitting smoking or encouraging a loved one to quit this Valentine’s Day.
In addition to causing cancer and respiratory diseases, smoking is also a leading cause of heart disease. In fact, about 130,000 deaths from cardiovascular disease every year are attributable to smoking, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 26 percent of heart attacks and 12-19 percent of strokes are attributable to smoking, the CDC says.
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Insurance coverage, funding cessation programs make a huge difference for health
Dec 7, 2011
States that require comprehensive insurance coverage for treatments that help smokers quit and adequately fund cessation services such as quit lines are the most “quit friendly” places to live, according to a new report by the American Lung Association.
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Administration has taken historic action against leading cause of preventable death
Nov 17, 2011
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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36th annual Smokeout kicks off a season of getting motivated and getting help to quit
Nov 16, 2011
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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CDC study shows need for affordable and accessible treatment
Nov 10, 2011
The overwhelming majority of smokers want to quit and more than half of them tried to do so last year, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Yet too few smokers are using proven treatments, such as medication and counseling, to help them stop smoking for good.
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Legacy forum, White House initiative can improve health of military families
Nov 1, 2011
A great way to mark Veterans' Day is to help a veteran or someone currently serving in the military to quit using tobacco.
The smoking rate among members of the U.S. military — 30.6 percent in 2008 — is far higher than for the adult population as a whole. Despite slow but steady progress in reducing smoking among American adults, the rate of smoking among military personnel has remained unchanged since 1998, when it was 29.9 percent.
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