Every year, people across the country take part in the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout. Some use the day to make a plan to quit, while others pledge to quit smoking on that day. Are you up for the challenge?
Quitting can be challenging, but there so many benefits to a smoke-free life! Research shows that smokers are most successful in kicking the habit when they use two or more of these approaches:
Even if you aren’t a smoker, you can still participate in the Great American Smokeout by supporting policies that keep kids tobacco-free, create smoke-free communities, and help smokers quit. Encourage your state and community leaders to help make tobacco less accessible, affordable, attractive, and accepted. Some strategies include enacting smoke-free indoor air policies at workplaces, restaurants, and bars; working with retailers to increase the price of all tobacco products; and implementing media campaigns that raise public awareness of the dangers of tobacco use and secondhand smoke.
Want to know more?
American Cancer Society: http://www.cancer.org/