Monday, November 18, 2013

Great American Smokeout this Thursday

This Thursday, the American Cancer Society will be celebrating the Great American Smokeout. The Great American Smokeout encourages smokers to use the day to make a plan to quit smoking, or to plan ahead to quit smoking that day.

According to the American Cancer Society:
Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US, yet about 43.8 million Americans still smoke cigarettes — Nearly 1 in every 5 adults. As of 2010, there were also 13.2 million cigar smokers in the US, and 2.2 million who smoke tobacco in pipes — other dangerous and addictive forms of tobacco.
Tulane's Center for Wellness and Health Promotion (theWELL) provides a Tobacco Cessation Coaching Service for students, staff, and faculty. For more information about this program, visit theWELL.

For more information about the Great American Smokeout, visit the American Cancer Society's website.