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"Great American Smokeout" encourages people to stop smoking


Thursday is the American Cancer Society's "Great American Smokeout", with the main goal of preventing people from starting the habit of smoking.

If you're already a smoker and want to quit, health officials suggest changing up your smoking routines.

"Some people always smoke when they get up in the morning so just try to make a different habit of what you do. Or they always have a smoke after they eat dinner. Well just try to do other habits, maybe phone a friend or go for a walk or go for a run," Amanda Crumrine, Adams County Health Educator, said.

Crumrine says smoking is a challenging habit to break, so you could also try asking your family and friends to help, by keeping you accountable.

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