Great American Smokeout Helps Area Smokers Break The Chain

POSTED BY: News Department
Thursday, November 15, 2001 - 02:09 PM
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Kicking the habit is tough to do, but the American Cancer Society wants to help those who can’t do it cold turkey. Today is the “Great American Smoke-Out” and it’s a call to all smokers to try and break the chain for good by trying to not smoke for one day. Since it is the 25th anniversary of the smoke-out, a brand new tool has been introduced this year to move things along. There is a toll free help line available from 8am to 8pm for people who need help cracking their smoking habit. The number is 1-888-ACS-OHIO and there are 30 volunteers manning the hotline to assist who ever is in need of it. Because 19,500 Ohioans die each year from smoking, and Ohio has the third highest smoking rate in the nation, another program has been introduced to decrease the number of smokers in our area. Rambo Memorial Health Center is offering a Fresh Start Program for those who would like to break the habit. It is a free service and to get more information on the program call Rambo at 452-5401.

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