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Smokers Encouraged to be Quitters

Posted: Thursday, November 15th, 2012 at 6:21 am
Author: KCII News - Ben Stanton

Today people all across the Country are learning the benefits of being a quitter. The American Cancer Society is holding its 37th Great American Smokeout, a day where smokers are encouraged to use today to either quit smoking or make a plan to quit.

According to the Tobacco Atlas published by the American Cancer Society and World Lung Foundation an estimated 1 billion people worldwide will die this century due to tobacco use.

Kiersten Peck with the American Cancer Society offers a number of resources for anyone finding it difficult to kick the habit. Tips on quitting all forms of tobacco and ways to stifle the temptation can be found on their website. They also offer a telephone stop-smoking hotline.

http://www.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/

Hotline: 1-800-227-2345