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Great American Smokeout

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the Amerian Cancer Society Great American Smokeout.

Date: 11/15/2014

Posted by Finney County Community Health Coalition on 11/24/2014

Encourage your loved ones to become tobacco free. Be their sidekick and let them know the dangers and helath risks of tobacco use. 

The benefits of quitting.


  • Save money! At $5 a pack a daily smoker spends arougn $1825 a year on cigarettes.
  • 20 minutes after quitting your heart rate and blood pressure drop.
  • 2 weeks to 3 months  after quitting your circulation imporves and your lung function increases.
  • 1 year after quitting the excess risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a continuing smoker's.
  • 10 years after quitting the risk of dying from lung cancer is about half that of a perosn who is still smoking.