For November, Sieda Tobacco Prevention would like everyone to be aware of smoking and lung cancer. Lung cancer remains the #1 cancer killer of both men and women in the U.S. About every five minutes, a woman in this country learns she has lung cancer. The American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE unites women and their loved ones across the country to stand together for lung health and against lung cancer. They recognize that more must be done to raise awareness and funding to defeat lung cancer once and for all.

The American Cancer Society, Great American Smokeout®, is an annual event that encourages and offers support to smokers. Helping to make a plan to quit smoking or to quit smoking on the day of the event – the third Thursday in November each year. Above all, to stop, even for one day, smokers will be taking a significant step toward a healthier life and reducing their cancer risk. About 32.4 million American adults still smoke cigarettes. Moreover, smoking remains the single largest preventable cause of death and illness in the world. Smoking causes an estimated 480,000 deaths every year, or about 1 in 5 deaths. And more than 16 million Americans live with a smoking-related disease.

Join in The Great American Smokeout® on November 19th, 2020.

Lisa McConnell
Tobacco Prevention Specialist
Sieda Behavioral Health and Treatment Services