World Lung Cancer Day
August 1, 2023
World Lung Cancer Day is observed on August 1st of each year. More people die of lung cancer than from colon, breast, and liver cancers combined. The good news is that you don't have to be a statistic! The lungs begin healing right away after quitting smoking. Smokers can potentially reverse years of damage caused by smoking if they stop TODAY.
Ways to lower risk of lung cancer
Don't smoke- Cigarette smoking causes about 80% to 90% of lung cancer deaths in the United States. The most important thing you can do to prevent lung cancer is to not start smoking or to quit if you smoke.
Avoid secondhand smoke-Smoke from other people’s cigarettes, cigars, or pipes is called secondhand smoke. Make your home and car smoke-free.
Get your home tested for radon-The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommends that all homes be tested for radon.
Be careful at work- Health and safety guidelines in the workplace can help workers avoid carcinogens—things that can cause cancer.
Quit Smoking to Protect Your Lungs
Quitting smoking is not easy but living a smoke-free life is possible. Let us help you! Mark a date in August to get started. Make a plan. Start living smoke-free. Contact us today to get started.