Smokers Encouraged To Quit Just For A Day On Thursday

Smokers Encouraged To Quit Just For A Day On Thursday

For the Great American Smokeout, Trumbull Regional Medical Center is partnering with The Hope Center for Cancer Care and Eastern Ohio Pulmonary Consultants to help those who are thinking about quitting. Each year more than 480,000 people in the United States die from illnesses related to tobacco use.

- Tobacco use remains the largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in MI, killing more than 16,200 residents each year.

Quitting smoking has immediate and long-term benefits at any age.

Millions of Americans will try to kick the habit today and put smoking in the rearview mirror. The idea behind it is that if a current smoker is successfully able to quit smoking for 24 hours, perhaps they can quit for 48 hours, for several days, months, or even quit for good.

Almost 500,000 people die from smoking each year in the United States.

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The Great American Smokeout isn't just about struggling through a single-day commitment to go tobacco free.

Experts at the Cancer Society say quitting, even for one day, helps your health.

"We've seen, just in the pasy year alone, we've seen a decrease in e-cigarette smoking because of the national campaign last year", said Harris.

"The most important thing smokers can do to improve their health is to quit cigarettes and other forms of combustible tobacco", said Brittany Dobbins, MPH, CHES, Assistant Health Director.

It's not so hard to think about quitting smoking if you consider the alternatives: Lung cancer, lip cancer, cancers of the mouth, throat and digestive tract. Your family and friends want you to have a long and healthy life.

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