Starting Wednesday, July 18, 6pm – 6:45pm.
Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the U.S.. Since the release of the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking in 1964, there have been more then 21 million deaths due to tobacco. Smoking increases the risk of cancers of the mouth and throat, lung, esophagus, pancreas, cervix, kidney, bladder, stomach, colon, rectum, and liver. Some studies also link smoking to treat cancer and some prostate cancer. Smoking also greatly increases the risk of debilitating, long-term lung diseases like emphysema. It raises the risk for heart attack, stroke, blood vessel diseases, and eye diseases. And no matter how old you are or how long you’ve smoked, quitting can help you live longer and be healthier. But quitting is hard because nicotine, a drug found naturally in tobacco, is so addictive. Even so, millions of Americans have quit with help, and you can too.