Great American Smokeout – Nov. 20th
Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women, but is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. The risk of developing lung cancer is highest in smokers, but many people who do not smoke also develop lung cancer each year.
Smoking is by far the leading cause of lung cancer. At least 80% of lung cancer deaths are thought to result from smoking. Even people who don’t smoke themselves can be at risk from breathing secondhand smoke.
Quitting smoking is one of the most important things you can do for your health. The sooner you quit, the sooner your body can begin to heal. You will feel better and have more energy to be active with your family and friends.
As a part of Health Care Reform, many plans offer smoking cessation treatment under the preventive services. This treatment may be 100% covered and at no cost to the patient. Check your plan for details.
If you or a loved one smokes, we encourage you to consider quitting. It’s hardtop quit smoking, but you can do it. To have the best chance of quitting and staying a non-smoker, you need to know what you’re up against, what your options are, and where to go for help. You’ll find this information at American Cancer Society’s site here and also at smokefree.gov.
Quitting isn’t always a bad thing!