November 18, 2009

Relay Wednesday #5

Did you know that tomorrow (November 19th) is the 34th Great American Smokeout? Less smoking leads to more birthdays. This press release from the ACS states:

Research shows that people who stop smoking before age 50 can cut their risk
of dying in the next 15 years in half compared with those who continue to smoke.
Smokers who quit also reduce their risk of lung cancer – ten years after
quitting, the lung cancer death rate is about half that of a continuing
smoker’s. Some of the health effects of quitting are almost instant, too – heart
rate and blood pressure drop 20 minutes after quitting.

For resources to help you or a loved one quit smoking, even for a day, check out the Great American Smokeout Challenge page today! 

If you would like to donate to my team, just click on the badge at the
top of this post. If you would like to start a team for the Leavenworth
Kansas Relay for life, please email me for information. If you would like to find out about a Relay for Life event in your area, check out the main Relay for Life website.

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