November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and Relay for Life of Guthrie County is encouraging smokers to make a plan to quit. The organization is participating in The Great American Smokeout Thursday, November 16th.
The goal of the campaign is to spread awareness about the dangers of smoking and offer support to those trying to quit. According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer claims more lives each year than colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. Additionally, while lung cancer is associated with smoking, more than 30,000 “never-smokers” die of lung cancer each year. If counted separately, lung cancer among never-smokers would be a top-ten cause of cancer fatalities. For more information, click on the document below: