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Posted: November 17, 2017 11:31 a.m.
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APHN encourages quitting during Smokeout


One day is just the beginning. One day! That is all you need to begin your commitment to give up smoking cigarettes and various other forms of tobacco products. Join in to make a life changing decision to quit with countless other individuals during the Great American Smokeout today. 

Whether you have struggled through multiple quit attempts or just decided it’s finally time to make it happen, the Great American Smokeout is the perfect day to take that step toward a healthier, tobacco-free life. Get through one day tobacco free and you’ll quickly improve your health, save money and make your friends and family proud.  Quitting cigarettes and other forms of tobacco is one of the most important steps you can take towards improving your health and well-being. If you can get through one day, you’ll get through two days, then three days, and so on. It will be tough, but you are tougher. 

Keep these smokefree milestones in mind:

Day One: Your body begins to heal! Heart rate and oxygen level return to normal. 

Day Two: Your risk of heart attack decreases. 

Week Two: Your lungs are working better. You will have increased endurance and stamina during physical activity.

Month Two: You are looking good! Your gums, teeth and skin look healthier without exposure to tobacco. 

Did you know that the average smoker spends over $1,900 per year on cigarettes? And that tobacco is one of the strongest and most deadly addictions one can have. Also, tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. For more information, go to 

For additional information and assistance with your quit plan, contact Army Public Health Nursing to learn more about our Tobacco Cessation Program at 912-435-5071.

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