The Great American Smokeout

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Quit Like A Champion

Amy Doerrfeld, ASAC Certified Prevention Specialist

Are you ready to become victorious over tobacco? The American Cancer Society’s annual “Great American Smokeout” event is coming up on Thursday, November 17th.  This event is an opportunity and challenge to anyone who smokes or uses tobacco to quit for one day, or better yet, for good! Those who decide to take the challenge are making an important step towards a healthier life. In the United States, tobacco use still remains the largest preventable cause of disease and premature death. The great news is that it’s never too late to quit! The moment someone stops smoking their body begins to heal and recover. Anyone who is ready to take the challenge has the opportunity to take advantage of Quitline Iowa. This program is a FREE, statewide toll-free telephone coaching service dedicated to helping improve the health and well-being of Iowans. To learn more about all of their services or to enroll into their program, please visit www.quitlineiowa.org or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW. Remember, “Quitting Like A Champion” is possible. Take the next step and quit today!