Great American Smokeout

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014

As the American Cancer Society marks today as the 37th annual Great American Smokeout, it serves as a reminder that quitting is essential for your health.

The Great American Smokeout encourages over 43 million American smokers, as of June 2013, to quit tobacco smoking for 24 hours in hopes that their decision not to smoke will be long lasting.

Smoking causes more damage to the body than many people may be aware of. The infographic below, illustrates what damage smoking does to your body.

Take Action

Whether you are a smoker or not, you can help to support millions of people in the fight to end cancer. Below are a handful of resources available from the American Cancer Society:

Health Matters on CBTV

Doylestown Hospital has partnered with the Central Bucks School District to produce a monthly health education program on the district's cable TV network, CBTV. Stay tuned for a blog post about the show, "Be Smart, Don't Start," and discover even more reasons why people should quit smoking, or, even better, never start. Show covers:

  • Dangers of smoking to your health and financial status
  • Vaping and other forms of tobacco
  • What it's like for people who have emphysema and smoking-related illness
  • Lung cancer and screening
  • An actual diseased lung with emphysema and cancerous tumor
  • Benefits of quitting and resources available to help you quit smoking

About Doylestown Health’s Lung Cancer Program

Doylestown Health’s Lung Cancer Program offers the most advanced technology for lung cancer screening and diagnosis in the region, including low-dose CT scans and endoscopic bronchial ultrasound. Our multidisciplinary team brings together top doctors from various specialties who meet regularly to collaborate on comprehensive, coordinated care plans for patients, and all aspects of care are seamlessly coordinated by our lung cancer patient navigator. 

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