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Great American Smokeout

#QuitforGood: Take part in the Great American Smokeout

11/19/13–Missourians across the state will help mark the Great American Smokeout this Thursday. Quitting smoking for even one day can help to improve health immediately. In just 20 minutes from quitting, a smoker’s heart rate and blood pressure drops, and after 12 hours, the carbon monoxide in a smoker’s blood drops to normal. Want to learn more? Visit the American Cancer Society (ACS) or join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #quitforgood. On Wednesday, November 20th and Thursday, November 21, Sharecare & the American Cancer Society will host a Great American Smokeout Twitter Chat from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST.

According to ACS, tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US, yet about 43.8 million Americans still smoke cigarettes. That’s nearly one out of five adults in the U.S.

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