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Great American Smokeout helps people quit

7:36 AM, Nov 21, 2013   |    comments
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(WZZM) -  If you've been planning to kick the habit, experts say there's no time like the present.

Thursday is the American Cancer Society's annual Great American Smokeout.   The day is used to encourage people to quit smoking or set a date to do so.

Community agencies throughout West Michigan will provide resources and information.

According to the Michigan Department of Community Health:

"Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in Michigan, yet according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 23.3 percent of adult Michiganders still use tobacco.  However, more than half of tobacco users have tried to quit for at least one day during the past year. Because tobacco products are highly addictive, most users make several quit attempts before they are successful."

You can find more on the Great American Smokeout on the American Cancer Society's website.

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