• By Laurel J. Kelly

Consumer Health Tips: World No Tobacco Day

May 31, 2017

World No Tobacco Day bannerQuit smoking: Strategies to help you quit
Today is World No Tobacco Day, an initiative of the World Health Organization and partners to educate on the health risks of tobacco use and advocate for reducing tobacco consumption. You may know that smokers have much higher rates of heart disease, stroke and cancer than nonsmokers, but you also may have tried to quit in the past without success. Here are some proven, practical strategies that can help you achieve your goal to quit smoking.

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