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IT’S YOUR TIME TO QUIT
Great American Smoke-Out

This month, get ready to lose the smoking habit and become victorious over tobacco. The American Cancer Society’s Great American Smoke- Out on November 19 is your chance to triumph over addiction.

Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. Quitting, even for one day, puts you on an important track to a healthier life and reduces your risk of cancer.

Join the movement to stop smoking by setting November 19th as your quit date. Visit with one of our physicians to get the tools and tips, including medications, to help you succeed by calling 601.928.6700or 601.795.9320.

STOP SMOKING QUIZ: WHAT KIND OF SMOKER ARE YOU?

Take this quiz for a profile of your nicotine dependence and some ideas to help you along the path to becoming a non-smoker.

HOW SOON AFTER YOU WAKE UP DO YOU SMOKE YOUR FIRST CIGARETTE?

  • 5 minutes
  • 6-30 minutes
  • 31-60 minutes
  • After one hour

DO YOU FIND IT DIFFICULT TO REFRAIN FROM SMOKING IN PLACES WHERE IT IS FORBIDDEN (MOVIES, RESTAURANTS, CHURCH, SPECIAL EVENTS)?

  • Yes
  • No

WHICH CIGARETTE WOULD YOU MOST HATE TO GIVE UP?

  • The first one in the morning
  • The afternoon break time cigarette
  • The after dinner smoke
  • The one smoked with friends over a cocktail

HOW MANY CIGARETTES DO YOU SMOKE PER DAY?

  • 5 or less
  • ½ pack
  • 1 pack
  • 1 pack or more

HAS SMOKING IMPACTED YOUR BREATHING AND OVERALL HEALTH THAT YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO FULLY PARTICIPATE IN DAILY ACTIVITIES?

  • Yes
  • No