The American Cancer Society is marking the 37th Great American Smokeout on November15th! This event encourages smokers to use the day to make a plan to quit, or make plans in advance to quit smoking that day. By doing so, smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life—one that can lead to reducing cancer risk.
American Cancer Society Volunteers will have more information about the Great American Smokeout and how to quit smoking on Thursday, November 15th from 11:00am-2:00pm outside The Shop, of the American Cancer Society—located at 982 East Avenue in Chico.
An assorted variety of baked goods will be available from 11:00am-2:00pm. Proceeds from the delicious baked goods will benefit the Chico “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk recently held at Bidwell Park.
Tobacco smoked in all forms, remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States, yet more than 46 million Americans still smoke. However, more than half of those smokers have attempted to quit for at least one day in the past year. Volunteers of The American Cancer Society gather on this day to provide the necessary resources along with guidance and support.
The American Cancer Society can provide the tools necessary to stop smoking as well as provide resources and support. To learn more about the available tools, visit www.Cancer.org and explore the many alternative on-line help forums. The American Cancer Society can be reached at 1-800-227-2345 for more information or call the California Smoker’s Helpline directly at 1-800-NO-BUTTS. ###
Cindy Bahl | Community Mission DirectorCalifornia Division | American Cancer Society, Inc.1165 East Avenue
Suite 100 Chico, CA, 95926Phone: 530.342.4567 ext. 56503 | Mobile: 530.513.2603 | Fax: 530.345.5871cancer.org