FAMU students pledge to "smokeout" smoking

That's the goal behind the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout Thursday. It also would save the state $1.25 billion in health care costs with the decline in adult and youth smoking rates that results from a tobacco tax increase of this size. The kit includes a mint, gum and lollipop to give you something to reach for other than a cigarette, a book of tips for staying tobacco free and a tobacco use tracker in order for you to keep track of when and why you smoke. CDC Researchers say the number of smokers dropped by about 15%, from 45-million to almost 37-million between 2005 and 2015. Smoking can be attributed to about 30 percent of all cancer deaths in the United States, including about 80 percent of lung cancers. The $3.6 million program is part of a broader $50 million campaign to stop young people from smoking. And while cigarette smoking continues to decline, cigar, pipe, and hookah use are on the rise. Great American Smokeout participants are encouraged to use the hashtag #GASO. The national observation is created to encourage smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and quit smoking that day.

With this in mind, it behooves employers to help their employees quit smoking.

"Tobacco users typically start using when they're bored or stressed", said Halvorson, "So exercise is a great alternative to take your mind off those factors". The help line (800-QUIT-NOW) is more than pamphlets and phone calls: It's one-on-one coaching, supportive text messages and a free starter kit of nicotine patches or lozenges.

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Winona Health offers free, four-week smoking cessation programs three times each year.

- BecomeAnEX.org, a free, interactive website that shows smokers how to re-learn life without cigarettes.

- The American Cancer Society, too, has tools to help with quitting.

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For more information and materials to help promote this effort, please contact Hillary Kolano, Health Educator for Tobacco and Chronic Disease Prevention, at Hkolano@cochise.az.gov or 520-432-9471.

On average, about 54 Americans die from cigarette smoking every day, according to statistics from the Center for Disease Control.

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