Hanscom Air Force Base   Right Corner Banner
Join the Air Force

News > Decide to quit smoking on Nov. 18
Decide to quit smoking on Nov. 18

Posted 11/12/2010   Updated 11/12/2010 Email story   Print story

    


by Deanne Casey
Civilian Health Promotion Services


11/12/2010 - HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- The American Cancer Society's slogan marking the 35th Great American Smokeout on Nov. 18 is "Help Create a World with Less Cancer and More Birthdays."

Smokers are encouraged to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. The cancer society's website offers a comprehensive guide to assist someone with how to quit. Visit www.cancer.org and click on the "no smoking" graphic to learn more.

According to the website, nicotine is an addictive drug found naturally in tobacco. Over time, a person becomes physically and emotionally addicted to nicotine. Studies have shown that smokers must deal with both the physical and psychological dependence to quit and stay quit.

Hanscom offers help for smokers who want to quit. The Health and Wellness Center (HAWC) offers a Smoking Cessation Program on Wednesdays from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Call 781-377-6560 to register.

In addition to the American Cancer Society's website and Hanscom's smoking cessation program, base personnel may also call counselors from home and get information and resources on quitting that is specific to each state. The number is 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

Helpful links:
American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org/Healthy/StayAwayfromTobacco/GreatAmericanSmokeout/great-american-smokeout-landing

Smokefree.gov
www.smokefree.gov/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Quit Smoking
www.cdc.gov/tobacco/quit_smoking/
Health Effects of Secondhand Smoke
www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/secondhand_smoke/health_effects/index.htm
Guide to Quitting Smoking
www.cancer.org/Healthy/StayAwayfromTobacco/GuidetoQuittingSmoking/index



tabComments
No comments yet.  
Add a comment

 Inside Hanscom AFB

ima cornerSearch

tabMission NewsRSS feed 
Flying with DRAGON improves capabilities

CNS/ATM Conference returns, slated for June 20-23 in Ohio

AFLCMC and DAU will host acquisition workshop

James, Baker, Tsongas talk innovation

Interaction highlight of Innovation Exchange

tabHanscom NewsRSS feed 
Ed Center now offers CLEP and DANTES exams

Former Hanscom personnel memorialized

Master sergeant results announced

AF defers promotion, reenlistment ineligibility policy

ALS graduates take next step

Patriot Honor Guard paying respect

AcqDemo team outlines planned activities related to transition

Innovative, collaborative thinking will ensure AF's future success

Team Hanscom quarterly award winners announced

Personnel presented environmental award

Safety personnel looking out for motorcyclists

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month during May

tabNews Briefs and HappeningsRSS feed 
Upcoming events

News in Brief

School Notes  1

tabCommentaryRSS feed 
Memorial Day a time to honor the fallen

Law Day 2016: Celebrating 'Miranda: More than Words'

Antiterrorism measures

tabPhoto FeatureRSS feed 
Photo feature: This week at Hanscom, May 20

Photo feature: This week at Hanscom, May 13

tabFeaturesRSS feed 
Laying the foundation for future AF, Coast Guard enlisted leaders

Command chief focused on mission, careers of Airmen

From Army Air Corps to U.S. Air Force, 71-years and counting


Site Map      Contact Us     Questions     USA.gov     Security and Privacy notice     E-publishing  
Suicide Prevention    SAPR   IG   EEO   Accessibility/Section 508   No FEAR Act