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Great American Smokeout Is November 15

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Health Department and the American Cancer Society remind you that it’s important to quit smoking. The Great American Smokeout can help.

The Great American Smokeout is an annual event held on the Thursday before Thanksgiving (this year observed on Thursday, November 15th) that encourages smokers to make a plan to quit smoking or explore/utilize quit-smoking resources. About two out of three adult smokers want to quit smoking cigarettes, and approximately half of smokers made a quit attempt in the preceding year. Getting effective help through counseling and use of medications can increase the chances of quitting by as much as threefold. By quitting, even for one day, smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life—one that can lead to reducing the risk of chronic diseases linked to tobacco use.

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