The Great American Smokeout

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Published on November 18, 2020

The Great American Smokeout

Photo of a cigarette being broken in halfAccording to the U.S. National Institute of Health, approximately 541,000 Americans living today have been diagnosed with lung cancer at some point in their lives. 

Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide, accounting for 2.1 million new cases and 1.8 million deaths in 2018.

If you are 55 to 80 years old, have smoked the equivalent of a pack a day for over 30 years, are a current smoker or have quit in the last 15 years, a new lung cancer screening procedure can help detect cancer early. Schedule your lung cancer screening today. Breathe easier tomorrow.

PIH Health Lung Cancer Screening Program:  562.967.2892

Make this time the last time you quit smoking by following these tips, including:

  • Reasons – Think about why you want to quit and remind yourself when things get tough
  • Triggers – Create strategies to manage emotional, social and other smoking triggers
  • Cravings – Plan for substitutes to smoking when cravings hit
  • Lifestyle – Exercise more, reduce stress and get enough sleep
  • Support – Tell family and friends about your plan to quit and lean on them as needed
  • Help – Look into nicotine replacement, medications, support groups, apps and counseling

If you are looking into quitting smoking, we offer free smoking cessation classes.  To register, please call 562.698.0811 Ext. 12549 or go to

The information in Healthy Living Online is for educational purposes only.  It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice.  The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation, or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan.