Smokers Encouraged To Quit Just For A Day On Thursday

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While cigarette smoking rates in the US have dropped from 42 percent in 1965 to 15.1 percent in 2015, cigar, pipe, and hookah use are very much on the rise.

Ellen Reynolds, URI's director of health services, and Deborah Riebe, professor and associate dean of the College of Health Sciences, are leading the URI Tobacco-Free Campus Committee.

There are more than 36 million smokers nationwide, and health experts are reminding people that tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of disease and death in the world.

By quitting - even for 1 day - smokers will be taking an important step toward a healthier life and reducing their cancer risk, but health officials hope this day will motivate you to quit for a lifetime.

If you or someone you care about smokes, DPH says help is available to quit by calling the Delaware Quitline (1-866-409-1858).

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Willcox, along with the rest of the county, is participating in the 2017 Great American Smokeout, said Amanda Baillie, public information officer with the Cochise County Board of Supervisors. Even if you're older, you can still gain life years back.

Indiana's adult smoking rate is 21.1%.

"What we found is that we know two thirds of the people who use tobacco has a desire to quit". The California American Cancer Society got almost a million smokers to quit for a day in 1976. Those considering quitting smoking should talk to their doctor, who can help them decide what method is right for them. It offers help via phone or Web, along with a supplemental texting service.

Studies show that many users will attempt to quit several times before they are successful. "I strongly encourage you to accept this challenge".

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