Every year, the third Thursday of November is the Great American Smokeout. It’s a day when people across the United States decide to quit smoking. Knowing that smokers who have support are more likely to quit for good (according to the American Cancer Society), ASAP Urgent Care is offering a special consultation and recommendation for anyone who wants to quit smoking this month.
For just $30, patients can visit any ASAP Urgent Care location (Hamden, Madison, Milford, or North Haven) for a smoking cessation consultation with a provider. Possible recommendations may include a referral to 1-800-QUIT-NOW, prescription medication, or the use of nicotine replacement therapies.
“It doesn’t matter how you stop smoking,” says ASAP chief medical officer Lawrence Earl, M.D. “We just want you to stop, and we’re here to help.”
According to the American Cancer Society, in the United States today about one in five adults smoke cigarettes. That’s more than 43.6 million people. Nearly 15 million people smoke tobacco in cigars or pipes.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for men and women. About 87 percent of lung cancer deaths in men and 70 percent in women are thought to result from smoking. Smoking causes other cancers, too: larynx, mouth, sinuses, pharynx, esophagus, and bladder. Smoking is responsible for nearly 20 percent of deaths in the United States. An additional 8. Million people have serious illnesses caused by smoking.