03 November 2006

American Smokout - November 16

Smoke Free Society is offering its "Proven Stop Smoking Technique" as a free on-line download in celebration of the annual Great American Smokeout on Nov. 16.

The Great American Smokeout encourages smokers to quit for one day, in the hope that they will quit for good.

Based on past years, millions of smokers are expected to quit for the day; many are likely to quit permanently, especially if they use modern cessation methods.

This is a big day to get involved and encourage loved ones to give up smoking and encourage children to stay away from smoking and using tobacco.

Around the country, volunteers support quitters, publicize the event and bring national attention to the hazards of smoking and benefits of quitting.

Smoking is responsible for at least 30 percent of all cancer deaths and is a major cause of cancers of the lungs, voice box, oral cavity, throat, esophagus, and bladder, and contributes to the development of cancers of the pancreas, cervix, kidney, stomach, and also some leukemias.

Nearly 90 percent of lung cancer deaths are caused by smoking which is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women, and is one of the most difficult cancers to treat.

Smoking is a very costly habit and addiction. An average smoker spends more than $1,500 a year on their cigarettes alone, and that doesn't include all other related costs. A Duke University study puts the true cost of lifetime smoking at $40 a pack. The Great American Smokeout encourages and helps smokers quit smoking for good.

The Smoke Free Society aids that effort by encouraging smokers to download the free "Proven Stop Smoking Technique" available at www.SmokeFreeSociety.org or by using its other effective quit-smoking plans, services and free eCards offered. Smoke Free Society is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping smokers quit and educating kids not to start.

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