Webster Wellness Promotes Great American Smokeout Nov. 15

| November 13, 2012

Webster Wellness invites you to take part in the Great American Smokeout on Thursday, Nov. 15.

Take part in the Great American Smokeout on Thursday, Nov. 15.

Do you want to quit smoking — or do you care about someone who does?

Webster Wellness, Counseling & Life Development and the American Cancer Society urge people to use this date to sit down and make a plan to stop smoking or using tobacco. Another option is to plan ahead and making the Smokeout your quit date.

To learn more, visit www.cancer.org/smokeout. You’ll find tips and tools for people who want to live tobacco-free lives.

The Perks of Quitting — Right Now.

When you snuff out your last cigarette or stop chewing, you take a brave and powerful step toward a better, healthier life. Quitting smoking can improve your breathing and lowers risks of:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Lung cancer
  • Cancers of the mouth, throat, bladder, cervix and pancreas
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) — a long-term lung disease which includes both emphysema and chronic bronchitis

Some sweet immediate perks include fresher-smelling hair, clothes and breath. You may also notice that food smells and tastes better. Your skin tone will improve — and you’ll have more energy and money to boot.

Remember, if you give up smoking, you’re not the only one to profit. Quitting means you will also stop exposing your family and friends to toxic secondhand smoke.

As of Jan. 1, employees who participate in our medical plan also have the support of a smoking cessation program “QuitPower” by calling 1-877-784-8797, and now have most prescribed medicines assisting with cessation covered by the plan.

We will be out on Thursday encouraging you to consider your options and reminding you to respect the Webster University policy: “Smoking is prohibited within 30 feet of building entrances.”

The Great American Smokeout is a registered trademark of the American Cancer Society.

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