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Happy New Year! Focus on staying well

More than 40% of American adults make New Year’s resolutions, and almost half of them keep their resolutions for at least six months. Here are some tips and tools for making those resolutions and sticking to them.

Eat better
• Eat a little less by avoiding oversized portions. For example, the amount of meat recommended as part of a healthy meal is about 3 ounces, or the size of a deck of cards.

Eat Better
Eat Better
• Eat a little healthier by adding more vegetables, fruits, and fiber to your meals and leaving out some of the sugar, fat, and calories.
Exercise
• Be specific about your exercise goal. For example, instead of resolving to just get more, make a plan to walk 30 minutes every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Quit smoking
• Ask the American Cancer Society to help you quit smoking. Research shows that getting help increases your chances of success. Visit cancer.org/quitsmoking or call us at 1-800-227-2345 and we’ll help you get started.

Learn more about adopting and keeping healthy habits at cancer.org/healthy

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Great American Smokeout – Quit Like a Champion

Quit Like a Champion
Quit Like a Champion
November 19 is the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout! There’s no right way to quit but there are 4 key factors to help you Quit Like A Champion:
• Making the decision to quit
• Picking a quit day and making a plan
• Dealing with withdrawal
• Staying tobacco-free
Visit http://www.cancer.org/smokeout or call 1-800-227-2345.

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The Great American Smokeout Nov 20 – Finish the Fight Friday 11-14-2014

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women, but is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. The risk of developing lung cancer is highest in smokers, but many people who do not smoke also develop lung cancer each year. Here in Hawaii we have a pretty good record of non smoking, bettered only by California and Utah. Roughly 16%* of the adult population smoke, so that should mean less lung cancer and less second hand smoke.

The AmericaGreat American Smokeout - Landing page intro imagen Cancer Society takes a comprehensive approach to combat lung cancer through funding research, providing information, and with services that help people with lung cancer and their families cope with the disease. The Society also takes an active role in fighting tobacco, the leading cause of lung cancer.

One way we do this is through the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November each year.  We encourage smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By quitting — even for one day — smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing cancer risk.

Get the new Quit For Life Mobile app from Alere Wellbeing, available for iPhone and Android

Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US, yet about 42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes — a bit under 1 in every 5 adults. As of 2012, there were also 13.4 million cigar smokers in the US, and 2.3 million who smoke tobacco in pipes — other dangerous and addictive forms of tobacco.

See our quitting resources and information.

 

Why Quit?

The health benefits of quitting start immediately from the moment of smoking cessation. Quitting while you are younger will reduce your health risks more, but quitting at any age can give back years of life that would be lost by continuing to smoke. View sources.

Smoking Effects on Body from American Cancer Society

More Information About Quitting

Quitting is hard, but you can increase your chances of success with help. The American Cancer Society can tell you about the steps you can take to quit smoking and provide quit-smoking programs, resources and support that can increase your chances of quitting successfully. To learn about the available tools, call us at 1-800-227-2345. You can also find free tips and tools below.