As part of SmokeFree Wisconsin’s countdown to September 1st’s increase in the cigarette and tobacco taxes we are highlighting a reason to use September 1st as an opportunity to quit smoking and using tobacco and informing Wisconsinites of a resource that is available to assist them in their resolution to quit.
Today’s reason and resource are:
LUNG CANCER IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF CANCER DEATH FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN.
Smoking – whether from cigarettes, cigars or a pipe – is directly responsible for 90 percent of lung cancer deaths and approximately 80 to 90 percent of emphysema and chronic bronchitis deaths. Lung cancer is also the most preventable cancer.
PLAN YOUR QUIT DAY
Smokers often say, "Don't tell me why to quit, tell me how." There is no one right way to quit, but there are some key elements in quitting smoking successfully. These 4 steps are crucial:
Would you like more information on the latest nicotine-replacement products and cessation strategies? To learn how quickly your body benefits when you stop? Get this information and more in the American Cancer Society’s complete Guide to Quitting Smoking , available online at http://www.cancer.org/docroot/PED/content/PED_10_13X_Guide_for_Quitting_Smoking.asp