Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

AAHI Community,

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know:
- According to a 2009 finding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the rate of Asian Americans over the age of 12 who use tobacco products is 11.9%?
- In the US, smoking causes an estimated 90% of all lung cancer deaths in men and 80% of lung cancer deaths in women?

If you or a loved one are current tobacco-users and wish to quit, there is a class offered through Holy Cross Hospital, Nixing Nicotine. This FREE, six-week class, meets once a week with a certified tobacco treatment specialist. The class is held at Holy Cross Hospital Professional Community & Education Center, 1500 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring, MD. For more information on dates, times, and class registration, click here.

You can also encourage them to call Maryland's Quit-line, 1-800-QUIT-NOW, for a free call, free support, and free medicine. Visit their website here: http://www.smokingstopshere.com/

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