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North Myrtle Beach Celebrates The Great American Smokeout Day
Posted by Century21Thomas | Thursday, November 20, 2014


The American Cancer Society marks the third Thursday of November The Great American Smokeout Day for an important reason. This date sends a message to people across the nation to take a step toward a healthier lifestyle. Today signifies supporting those who do smoke in making an effort to quit, as well as reducing cancer.

If you are a smoker, use The Great American Smokeout Day as the perfect opportunity to stop smoking and protect your health and the health of your loved ones. It is not news that smoking inflicts immediate damage to your body, threatening your future with increased risks for cancer, heart attack, lung disease, and early death.

The idea is simple, though the change can be hard. For those who smoke, commit to not smoking for 24 hours. Then try 48 hours, then 72. Break the change down into smaller pieces.

If you are a North Myrtle Beach resident, check out Smoke Free NMB, a grassroots organization with a mission to reduce the effects of secondhand smoke (SHS) on workers, residents and visitors.

The Great American Smokeout is just one day out of the year. However, connecting people with cessation resources, the impact can last for generations.

Visit cancer.org/smokeout, a websitefeaturing tools to install on your computer, such as the Smokeout Countdown Clock that allows you to pick your quit date and provides daily tips.

Resources:
Helpguide.org: http://www.helpguide.org/articles/addiction/how-to-quit-smoking.htm
SmokeFree NMB: https://www.facebook.com/SmokeFreeNMB
American Cancer Society's tools: http://www.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/greatamericansmokeout/index



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