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 the Cancer Institute of Doylestown Hospital

Accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, the Cancer Institute of Doylestown Hospital offers patients the quality care they expect from a leader in cancer diagnosis and treatment— close to home. Comprehensive services include oncology-certified patient navigators, a state-of-the art infusion suite, Penn Radiation Oncology on site, and access to cutting-edge therapies and innovative clinical trials through the Penn Cancer Network.

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