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Stopping tobacco use is a big step In the United States, tobacco use is responsible for about one in five deaths annually, or about 443,000 deaths per year. An estimated 49,000 of these smoking-related deaths are the result of secondhand smoke exposure. The American Cancer Society provides some suggestions to help you quit successfully:

n Talk to your health care provider about medical options available n Write down your reasons for ending your tobacco addiction and keep them around for extra motivation

n Throw away all your cigarettes and ashtrays n Tell your family, friends and coworkers about your decision to quit and recover n Have alternatives to smoking available, such as cinnamon sticks, carrots or peppermints

n Stay busy (join a class, exercise, read) n Avoid situations that always trigger an urge to use tobacco products You can find more resources for quitting by visiting kanehealth.com/tobacco_program.htm

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