Put the smokes down.
Thursday is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout where people are encouraged to quit smoking.
For people who are ready to quit, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment is offering cessation support and information at www.KSquit.org or by calling the Kansas Tobacco Quitline at 800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669).
In a news release issued by KDHE, smoking is considered a risk factor in contributing to many chronic diseases including lung, oral and kidney cancers; heart disease; stroke and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as emphysema, and chronic bronchitis.
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