The Friday Five – Great American Smokeout
Follow and join the conversation with #GASO and #GreatAmericanSmokeout.
According to The American Cancer Society, “more than 34 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, and smoking remains the single largest preventable cause of death and illness in the world. Smoking causes an estimated 480,000 deaths every year, or about 1 in 5 deaths.” It is common knowledge that quitting smoking isn’t easy and often takes several tries to be successful. This year’s Great American Smokeout on November 21st is just one week away and this week’s Friday Five offers tips, information and resources about smoking in preparation.
New Data Shows Smoking Can Increase Your Life Insurance Premium by Nearly 100%
Using exclusive data provided by BestLifeRates that featured more than 35,000 life insurance quote projections, LendEDU illustrates what smoking can do to your annual life insurance premium.
How much more do smokers pay for life insurance annually than non-smokers?#lifeinsurance #Statistics pic.twitter.com/LxpA6MFWjm
— LendEDU (@GoLendEDU) November 5, 2019
Smoking Cessation – 3 Steps to Quitting
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
One in four high school students uses e-cigarettes. For more than 20 years, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (@tobaccofreekids) has fought to protect children and save lives from the #1 cause of preventable death: tobacco use. Find out the many ways you can support or get involved with this worthy organization.
There is strong, bipartisan support for the Administration’s plan to remove all flavored e-cigs from the market. 73% of likely voters support it including:
77% of Democrats
74% of Republicans
70% of Independentshttps://t.co/xOkjeplAEM
— Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (@TobaccoFreeKids) October 28, 2019
Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with the Use of E-Cigarette, or Vaping, Products
Currently, CDC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state and local health departments, and other clinical and public health partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI).
Cases of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) continue to be reported to CDC. More than half of patients are younger than 25 yrs old. Most patients report using products containing THC. See info + tips to protect your health. https://t.co/C2yOBR2GmX pic.twitter.com/4NzdPt2URX
— CDC (@CDCgov) November 5, 2019
The quitSTART app is a free smartphone app that helps you quit smoking with tailored tips, inspiration, and challenges.
Are you ready to quit smoking?
There’s an app for that [from @CDCgov]#quitstart #tobaccofree #stopsmokinghttps://t.co/TYOkHBsAPq
And 1-866-NY-QUITS is the @nysmokefree – plug it into your cell phone – they’re waiting for you to call. pic.twitter.com/OWYozXg480
— Erie County Department of Health (@ECDOH) June 9, 2019