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2013-11-21 16:27:02

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Calls on Elected Officials to Increase Funding for New York State Tobacco Control Program NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BODY WORLDS: Pulse--the international health and anatomy exhibition currently on display at Discovery Times Square--is proud to announce its partnership with and support of the American Cancer Society (Society), American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and the NYC Coalition for a Smoke-Free City...

2013-11-21 00:21:52

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA) has good news for the smokers who have tried repeatedly to quit over the past 36 years during the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout, but keep relapsing: For those smokers who don't even try to quit during the annual event, there are other life-saving options. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131120/DC21643) To smokers who are happy...

2013-11-19 23:26:30

Lab Testing Services Company Encourages Smokers to Quit Alpharetta, Ga. (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 On Thursday, Nov. 21, ANY LAB TEST NOW® will participate in The Great American Smokeout, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, to encourage smokers across the country to quit. The company, which is the first direct access lab testing services business with more than 150 franchise locations across the U.S., is asking smokers to quit for just one day or use this event as an opportunity...

2013-11-17 12:20:18

HONOLULU, Nov. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Several community organizations throughout the islands are celebrating the American Cancer Society's 38(th) annual Great American Smokeout with events in November to encourage smokers to quit smoking for good. Held on November 21, 2013, the Great American Smokeout is an annual nationwide event created to encourage smokers to set a quit date for smoking. For the first time ever in Hawaii, people who want to quit smoking during the Great...

2013-11-15 12:25:25

Nearly All Quitters Relapse - Evidence-based Monday Approach Helps Sustain Effort NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Great American Smokeout approaches on November 21(st) for its 38(th) year of rallying smokers to quit the habit on the third Thursday in November, The Monday Campaigns encourages individuals and groups to take advantage of "Quit & Stay Quit Monday," its evidence-based support program that leverages the "Monday effect," to build on the...

2013-11-01 23:03:40

Independent insurance agency, Ross Insurance, encourages its Massachusetts community to participate in the Great American Smokeout on November 21, 2013. Holyoke, MA (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 Ross Insurance, a Massachusetts-based independent insurance agency, encourages all smokers in the Massachusetts community to take part in the Great American Smokeout this year. Dating back at least 38 years ago, the Great American Smokeout has been held on the third Thursday of November. The American...

2012-11-15 12:28:12

Statement from ACS CAN President on CDC Report, Released on American Cancer Society's 37(th) Great American Smokeout WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Residents of 30 of America's 50 largest cities are currently covered by comprehensive smoke-free laws, compared to just one city in 2010, according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health (OSH). The article, entitled "Comprehensive Smoke-free...

2012-11-14 16:25:47

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Smokers looking to quit can receive Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) from the Pennsylvania Department of Health starting Thursday, Nov. 15. NRT is offered to Pennsylvanians each year in conjunction with the Great American Smokeout. The annual event, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, encourages Americans to stop smoking for 24 hours, hoping their decision not to smoke will last forever. Smoking remains the single largest...

2012-11-13 12:29:27

NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- About 70% of the 46.6 million smokers in the U.S. would like to quit the habit, according to reports by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Thousands will try to quit on November 15, the 37th annual Great American Smokeout and even more will commit on their birthday or New Year's. But chances are they'll be puffing away in just a few weeks. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121113/DC10565 ) The average quit...

2012-11-13 12:27:59

Tobacco Atlas estimates 1 billion people will die worldwide during 21st century if they don't quit smoking ATLANTA, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the official sponsor of birthdays, the American Cancer Society marks the 37th Great American Smokeout on November 15 by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. An estimated one billion people worldwide will die during the 21st century because of tobacco use,...