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From Brandi Murray

By Staff | Nov 20, 2013

Letter to the Editor:

The holidays are coming and what better gift to give not only your family, but yourself, the gift of healthy lungs! Nov. 21 has been designated this year as the date for the Great American Smokeout. Join millions of Americans across the country and say “goodbye” to nicotine and make that day your official quit day or make a plan to quit. This day first began in 1976 when the California division of the American Cancer Society reached out and 1 million smokers quit for the day.

Why not challenge yourself to a healthy change? Maybe just start with one day. There are many resources available online and through various organizations that can help you to quit. Research shows that smokers are most successful in kicking the habit when they have many avenues of support. Take the challenge, you can do it!


Brandi Murray for the

Wetzel County Coalition Against Drug Abuse