Great American Smoke-Out - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/15/06

Great American Smoke-Out

Thursday is the Great American Smoke-out when smokers are asked to kick the habit for one day.

Remember, when you put down a cigarette for just twenty minutes, your blood pressure drops, your blood circulation improves, and your heart rate goes down. In eight hours, the carbon monoxide levels in your blood drop to normal and in twenty-four hours, your chance of having a heart attack begins to go down and if you can quit for two weeks, your lung function increases as much as thirty percent.

For more tips on giving up tobacco, the ACS is providing "quit tip kits" tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at two United locations, Market street at 50th and Indiana and also the United on north University.

Or you can call the free ACS hotline at 1 -800-ACS-2345. Then when they give you options, hit three to go to tips of quitting.

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