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THE GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT

TODAY is the GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT sponsored by the American Cancer Society. So if you are trying to quit smoking - today is the day. If you know someone who is trying to quit, you can be supportive and send them the link.

Looking for a little motivation in kicking your habit? Here are a few health reasons:

  • You will significantly lower your chances of developing lung cancer (the number 1 cancer killer of both men and women), heart disease, stroke and other forms of cancer.
  • Your lungs will regain normal function - which reduces the risk of infection and makes breathing easier. And you know that Fit is way into breathing.
  • Your circulation will improve - which means you heal from injuries more quickly and this is great for every single inch of your body.

Looking for more reasons? Think of all the money you will save and your clothes won't smell like smoke. Smoking makes your breath stinky, makes your skin wrinkle more, and yellows your teeth (see above).

Let us know if you're trying - we're here to support you and so is the American Cancer Society's Quitline (1-800-ACS-2345). And, of course, GOOD LUCK!!!

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Heather21 Heather21 10 years
I quit a year ago this month!! I smoked for ten years and never noticed how horrible it was until I quit. Now my hair smells good and I'm not worried about my dental hygiene. I feel a little like a hypocrite but I encourage everyone to quit. One good tip that helped me, I bought myself something great at the end of each week I was smoke free with the money I would have spent on cigs. Which was a lot since I smoked a pack a day!
yoyogee yoyogee 10 years
I still feel like I'm paying for all the smokes of my youth. I really wish I had never started (and it's been years since I lit up...) The thing that freaks me out is that as gross as it is, I can totally envision myself smoking again. That's how incredibly addictive they are. Grrrr...
3Sweeties 3Sweeties 10 years
I understand why older people smoke- the started before we knew all the dangers. Buy I just can't understand why anyone starts smoking these days! I HATE HATE HATE seeing 18 year old kids buying cigarettes. dummies.
aussiesugar aussiesugar 10 years
i'm a dental assistant, and let me tell you, some of the worst teeth i've seen are from smokers! it doesn't just stain the teeth, it can be harmful to your gums as well (and, as we all know, it makes you smell too!) why PAY to get cancer, bad teeth, horrible skin and bad breath??
DStirk DStirk 10 years
Smokes like a fish? Yeah, I meant smokes like a chimney...
DStirk DStirk 10 years
that picture should be enough to make anyone quit... someone should send it to jennifer aniston, i hear she smokes like a fish.
SweetPeasMom SweetPeasMom 10 years
Yay quitters!
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