No. 1: Know why you want to quit.
So you want to quit smoking, but do you know why? “Because it’s bad for you” isn’t good enough. To get motivated, you need a powerful, personal reason to quit. Maybe you want to protect your family from secondhand smoke. Maybe the thought of lung cancer frightens you. Or maybe you’d like to look and feel younger. Choose a reason that is strong enough to outweigh the urge to light up.
The American Cancer Society’s estimates for lung cancer in the United States for 2013 are:
- About 228,190 new cases of lung cancer (118,080 in men and 110,110 in women).
- Lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women.
- Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined.
- 87% of lung cancers are thought to result from smoking.
- Smoking causes nearly one in five deaths from all causes.
- Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death.
Call the health education at 708 423-5774 to learn more about the next Smoking Hypnosis class to be held on November 13th at 7 p.m.