April 6, 2012
April 7 is World Health Day , a day to join millions of people around the world who make the active choice to live a healthy lifestyle. This year’s theme, Ageing and Health, focuses on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. Celebrate this special day by making a plan to quit smoking, or encourage someone who smokes to quit.
- Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of death and disease in the U.S.
- Smoking causes more than 85% of lung cancers and can cause cancer almost anywhere in the body.
- More than 1,200 people die each day in the U.S. because of cigarette use – that is one person every 71 seconds.
- Among current U.S. adult smokers, approximately 69% report they want to quit completely.
Resources to Quit
Increase your chance to quit smoking with free, evidence-based information and support from our federal partners.
- 1-800-QUIT-NOW: A free, phone-based service with educational materials and coaches that can help you quit smoking or chewing tobacco.
- Smoking Cessation: CDC 2012 feature on quitting smoking this year.
- Smokefree.gov: The federal site dedicated to helping you quit.
- Quit Tobacco: Make Everyone Proud: For military personnel and their families.
- Quit Smoking: Guides to help you quit smoking.
- Tobacco Cessation: You Can Quit Smoking Now!: From the Surgeon General.
- You Can Quit Smoking: CDC consumer guide.
Posted April 6, 2012