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Get Ready for the Great American Smokeout November 17

Posted by on November 2nd, 2016 Posted in: General, Public Health


The Great American Smokeout is an event that is held on the third Thursday of November by the American Cancer Society to encourage Americans to stop smoking tobacco.  Today about 1 in 5 US adults smoke cigarettes. Excluding secondhand smoke, smoking is estimated to cause 32% of all cancer deaths in the US, including 83% of lung cancer deaths in men and 76% of lung cancer deaths in women. For event tools and resources to help you promote this day go to: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/dtkd

 

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