The Great American Smokeout is today

CLEVELAND - Smokers are being asked to give up the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in America: Tobacco.

It's used by nearly one-fifth of Americans every day.

READ: Success stories by northeast Ohioans who've kicked the habit

Thursday is the Great American Smokeout . The smokeout is sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

It's all about encouraging smokers to quit and educating everyone on the health risks and financial costs.

For example: Every cigarette smoked cuts your life expectancy by five minutes and smoking just twice a day over a year would set you back $200.


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