• Consumer Health: Are you ready to quit?

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Are you tired of smoking? Are you ready to quit? Maybe now's the time.

Quitting smoking is one of the best things that you can do for your health. But it can be challenging, and it takes most smokers several tries before they succeed. It's never too late, though, to see the health benefits.

The American Cancer Society has hosted the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November for more than 40 years. This year, it's on Thursday, Nov. 19, and you could join thousands of people across the country taking charge of their health that day by quitting smoking.

If you're ready, here are nine strategies to help you quit smoking.

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