November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women, yet is considered to be one of the most preventable diseases with 80 to 90 percent of cases caused by smoking. Cigarette smoke also harms nonsmokers, causing approximately 3,000 deaths in America each year.
By quitting or avoiding secondhand smoke you can significantly reduce your risk of developing lung cancer and other chronic diseases. Ditch the sticks and indulge in the crisp, fresh air of fall instead.
The CDC has several smoking cessation resources to help you or a loved one to nix the nasty habit, including a free hotline, multiple guides and real-life stories as a part of their Tips from Real Smokers campaign. Plus, find out more about Lung Cancer and its causes.