If you smoke, make a plan to quit. Set the Great American Smokeout on Thursday, Nov. 17 as the day you plan to quit for good. Here are some reasons to quit and resources to help:
- Smokers who quit can add up to eight years (and up to eight more birthdays) onto their lives.
- One-third of cancer deaths could be prevented if people avoided tobacco products.
- An estimated 36.7 million people in America still smoke daily, and quitting may help them celebrate more birthdays.
- Find tips and tools to help you quit for good at cancer.org/smokeout.
- Join the fight. Sign up to be a grassroots advocate for ACS CAN at acscan.org/gaso.
- In the United States, tobacco use is responsible for nearly 1 in 5 deaths overall.
- Smoking accounts for $193 billion in health care expenditures and productivity losses.
- T obacco use increases the risk of cancers of the lung, mouth, nasal cavities, larynx, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, colorectum, liver, pancreas, kidney, bladder, uterine cervix, ovary and myeloid leukemia.