The Great American Smokeout
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According to The American Cancer Society (@AmericanCancer), “Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, accounting for 29% of all cancer deaths. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for men and women.” For more than 40 years, the American Cancer Society has hosted the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November. The Great American Smokeout event challenges people to stop smoking and helps people learn about the many tools they can use to help them quit and stay quit. To support the cause we have pulled together some tips, resources and information about the effects of smoking and how to quit.
There’s an App for That – Craving To Quit!
About 1 in 10 Americans smoke (34 million), and studies show that 70% of them want to quit–but, only 10% succeed. Craving To Quit is a 21-day program based on a successful smoking cessation program developed and tested at Yale University. It is an evidenced-based, digital therapeutic developed by psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr. Jud Brewer MD PhD who is an addiction specialist. The app provides daily instruction through playlists of audio and video tracks, goal-setting tools, and daily reminders.
1-800-QUIT-NOW: 15 Years of Helping People Quit
1-800-QUIT-NOW is the national portal to a network of state quitlines. Quitlines offer evidence-based support—like counseling, referrals to local programs, and free medication—to people who want to quit tobacco. Quitlines went nationwide in 2004, when CDC (@CDCgov) and the National Cancer (NCI) launched the National Network of Tobacco Cessation Quitlines. Since its launch, 1-800-QUIT-NOW has received more than 10 million calls.
Next week is the #GreatAmericanSmokeout! Start preparing and make your quit plan today. For free help with quitting, call 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669), text Ready to 200-400 or visit https://t.co/ktTuX4EnNY. pic.twitter.com/wBtAYqDc88
— Harnett County Health Department (@HarnettCoHD) November 10, 2022
Five Reasons Why Calling a Quitline Can Be Key to Your Success
If you are thinking about quitting smoking and would like some help, a quitline might be just what you need to succeed. Quitlines provide free coaching—over the phone—to help you quit smoking. CDC offers five reasons why calling a quit line can help you kick this deadly habit once and for all. If you are still on the fence about whether or not to call you may like to read CDC’s Top 10 Questions People Ask About Quitlines.
Quitting #smoking can be hard. Creating a personalized quit plan makes it easier to stay on track, get through hard times, and quit for good. Build your quit plan. https://t.co/RDbnoKfgv2 #LungCancerAwarenessMonth @smokefreeus pic.twitter.com/iNNvq673o5
— National Cancer Institute (@theNCI) November 9, 2022
Tobacco Product Use Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2022
2022 data on youth tobacco product use shows that e-cigarettes were the most commonly used tobacco product and cigars were the most commonly used combustible product. Read more about how youth use of any tobacco products is unsafe in @CDCMMWR: https://t.co/3rroDz194p pic.twitter.com/090zeUajKv
— CDC Tobacco Free (@CDCTobaccoFree) November 10, 2022
How to Quit Smoking
It’s never too late to quit smoking. Quitting smoking now improves your health and reduces your risk of heart disease, cancer, lung disease, and other smoking-related illnesses. check out all of the resources CDC has to offer to help you start your quitting journey today.
— CDC Tobacco Free (@CDCTobaccoFree) November 14, 2022