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A Smoking Cessation Workshop will be held on Tuesday, November 19 from12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Exercise Science Lab (room H007) located on the ground floor of the Center for Health, Science and Wellness. This workshop is part of the Fall 2013 Wellness Series, sponsored by the Pitney Bowes Foundation Wellness Center and the Exercise Science and Wellness Student Clubs.
Guest speaker Diane DeMain of the Community Health Outreach of Greenwich Hospital will give a presentation on the effects of smoking, the short and long term benefits of quitting, methods of quitting, tips on making a plan to quit and a program that can help you quit.
Whatever your reasons, you will be amazed at all the ways your life will improve when you become smoke free. Here are a few reasons to quit that you may want to consider from http://smokefree.gov/reasons-to-quit , sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Cancer Institute:
Your Health and Appearance:
• Chances of having cancer, heart attacks, heart disease, stroke, cataracts, and other diseases will go down
• You will be less likely to get sick
• You will breathe easier and cough less
• Your blood pressure will go down
• Your skin will look healthier, and I will look more youthful
• Your teeth and fingernails will not be stained
Although quitting will make you feel better and improve your health, there are other reasons to quit that you may not have considered:
• You will have more money to spend
• You can spend more time with family, catch up on work, or dive into a favorite hobby
• You won't have to worry about when and where you can smoke
• Food will taste better
• Your clothes will smell better
• Your car‚ home‚ and kids won't smell like smoke
• You will be able to smell food, flowers, and other things better
Your Loved Ones:
• You will set a great example for your kids; it takes a lot of strength to quit
• Your friends, family, co-workers, and other loved ones will be proud of you
• You will protect my friends and family from the dangers of secondhand smoke
• Your children will be healthier
• You will have more energy to do the things I love with friends and family