Today marks the 37th annual Great American Smokeout sponsored by the American Cancer Society.
According to the American Cancer Society's website, www.cancer.org, nearly one in every five adults in the United States is a smoker -- that's nearly 43.8 million Americans. That does not include another 15.4 million people who smoke cigars or tobacco in pipes.
The Great American Smokeout slogan is "Everyone loves quitters." What do you think? Share your thoughts and advice with the Patch community.
Do you smoke and want to quit? Here are some ACS resources for you.
Have you smoked in the past and have quit? How and why did you quit?
Do you smoke and don't want to quit? What do you think about the Smokeout?
Not sure how you feel about smoking, or quitting, or the Great American Smokeout, in general? Follow these www.cancer.org links for more information.
- What do I need to know about quitting?
- Why should I quit?
- When smokers quit — what are the benefits over time?
- Immediate rewards of quitting
- Social acceptance
- Health of others
- Setting an example
- Help with the mental part of addiction
- Help with the physical part of addiction
- What are the types of nicotine replacement therapy?
- Prescription drugs
- Other methods of quitting
- A word about quitting success rates
- How to quit
- Some special concerns
- To learn more
Also, find out what kind of smoker you are by taking this six-question quiz.