Third Thursday of November is the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout!

What smoking does to your body:

Inhaling smoke may seem to make all of your troubles go away. But the opposite is true. Smoking interferes with the feel-good chemicals in your brain. Your heart beats faster. It's hard to get a restful sleep. And your body gets less oxygen.

Ten years after quitting, your risk of developing lung cancer is cut in half

It may take a few attempts. But a smoke-free life is possible.

Quit smoking and feel better instantly

You'll also reduce your risk of:

•Developing heart disease

•Having a premature baby

•Exposing your friends and family to second-hand smoke

You need a plan

Many people find it helpful to:

•Get support from family and counselors

•Find an activity (like walking) to replace cigarettes

•Try over-the-counter nicotine replacement products (gum, lozenges, patch and inhalers) or prescription drugs

Gain more time

Every cigarette you don't smoke could add 11 more minutes to your life. We wanted to inspire people to quit smoking in a positive way. See how much fun they have with 11 minutes of their life.

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  • Well said Coco😊x

  • Thanks for the post, CoCo!

  • Great post Coco 😊


  • Thanks Coco🌹

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