Vol. LII No. 5
May 2017

World No Tobacco Day

CONTRIBUTED BY Taylor Owen, Media Relations.

World No Tobacco Day is a day to make people aware of the health problems that tobacco use can cause.

This initiative highlights the health and additional risks associated with tobacco use, and advocates for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

To commemorate World No Tobacco Day, Chickasaw Nation Prevention Services will provide information about tobacco prevention and cessation at a booth in the Chickasaw Nation Medical Center lobby from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 31.

Tobacco use kills nearly 6 million people around the world each year. In the United States, tobacco use is the largest preventable cause of death and disease. It causes many types of cancer, as well as heart disease, stroke, lung disease and other health problems.

Talk to a doctor about quitting, ask for free patches or lozenges, or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW for free advice and support. Experienced counselors are available to help those who wish to quit by working together to develop a quit plan.