It is time for the Great American Smokeout

Public housing becoming smoke-free

The American Cancer Society is marking the 38th Great American Smokeout on November 16 by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit. While cigarette smoking rates have dropped, cigar, pipe, electronic devices and hookah - other unsafe and addictive ways to smoke tobacco - are very much on the rise. "Smokers can use the date to make a plan in advance to quit smoking that day". Even quitting for one day is a huge step toward a healthier life. Each year more than 480,000 people in the United States die from illnesses related to tobacco use. "Children are especially vulnerable because they breathe at a faster rate than adults". And, free "quit kits" and smoking cessation information is available to any interested campus community member at the Recreation and Athletics Center, OUSC office, Graham Health Center or the Kresge Library.

According to Patricia Crowley, Drug-Free Coalition of Orleans Project Director, "tobacco is one of the strongest addictions one can have, about 40 million American adults still smoke". "We know that quitting is hard, but don't give up". Share your quit date with the important people in your life and ask for support. The urge to smoke is short-usually only three to five minutes-but those moments can feel intense. Clean and freshen your auto, home and workplace. "We also want to reach out and help others who might want to quit, but haven't yet succeeded". Obtaining effective help through counseling and use of medications can increase the likelihood of quitting by as much as threefold.

Wallace added that her team offers free health coaching for smoking cessation to any student who is ready to quit.

Remember you have the strength and determination to be forever smoke-free!



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