Thursday, December 2, 2010

About Today: Get Ready for the Great American Smokeout 11/17/10

From Jen Hubley, your About Today Editor
Tomorrow is the Great American Smokeout, when smokers all over the country will put out their smokes and their non-smoking friends will be nice to them, or else.

Get Ready for the Great American Smokeout 
What I think is particularly brilliant about the Great American Smokeout is that it helps smokers who are dabbling with the idea of quitting get through that crucial first day. Sometimes, it's just too much to consider much more than that.
Your Quit Smoking Toolbox 
Maybe the best reason to quit: You get to stop worrying about the damage smoking is doing to your body.
Reader Tips for Dealing With Nicotine Withdrawal 
The most amazing thing about the reader responses - over 300 when I last checked! - is how many people are quitting smoking after 20, 30, even 40-plus years.
Smoking and Lung Cancer 
As this article points out, everyone has heard: "'My uncle smoked for 60 years and never got lung cancer.' 'My aunt never smoked, but got lung cancer anyway.' What are the facts about cigarette smoking and lung cancer?"

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