Great American Smoke Out with Colleges Against Cancer

Faith Castro
November 17, 2017

For the Great American Smokeout, Trumbull Regional Medical Center is partnering with The Hope Center for Cancer Care and Eastern Ohio Pulmonary Consultants to help those who are thinking about quitting. Despite that lower rate, about 36 million Americans are current smokers and 480,000 die every year from smoking related illnesses.

¯ 87 percent - The percentage of lung cancer deaths in the US caused by smoking. Google searches like "help quit smoking" rose by 25%, and calls to quit lines jumped 42%.

Experts say that getting effective help through counseling and use of medications can increase the chances of quitting by as much as threefold.

Please, if you still smoke, use today's Great American Smokeout to make plans to quit.

Great American Smoke Out with Colleges Against Cancer

Helping smokers quit the habit. Smokers often have to make several quit attempts, using any of several tools, some proven, some not, before they find the method that works for them.

It's a drop-in event where smokers who want to quit can hear about resources, including free medications and even developing a plan to quit. The group includes representatives from across the campus community, and the policy it develops will target cigarettes, cigars and all smokeless tobacco products. Join others across the nation as they begin a tobacco-free life.

"We've seen, just in the pasy year alone, we've seen a decrease in e-cigarette smoking because of the national campaign last year", said Harris.

- 5 years after quitting: your risk of cancers of the mouth, throat, esophagus and bladder is cut in half.

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