Every November, the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout helps raise awareness about tobacco's deadly consequences and encourages smokers to quit.
Grace Cottage Hospital will celebrate this year's Great American Smokeout on Thursday, November 19. The community is invited to the Hospital Dining/Community Room from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. that day to learn about tobacco cessation programs and products. Free samples of nicotine replacement products and other giveaways will be available, and anyone quitting tobacco will be supplied with a cold turkey sandwich.
Many Americans now understand the dangers associated with tobacco use. An estimated 46 million adults are former smokers, and per-capita cigarette consumption is lower than at any point since the start of World War II. Nonetheless, roughly 1 in 4 adults and 1 in 5 teenagers in the U.S. still smoke. Lung cancer remains the Number 1 cancer killer among men and women -- but we can change that, with your help!
For more information about the Great American Smokeout at Grace Cottage Hospital on November 19, call 365-3649.