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Tobacco Cessation
Cigarette smoke harms nearly every organ of the body. According to the Centers for Disease control, cigarette smoking accounts for nearly one out of five deaths annually in the U.S. Smoking directly contributes to heart disease, lung cancer, stroke, emphysema, bronchitis and chronic airway obstruction, as well as lung cancer and many other cancers.

Smoking can also increase the risk for preterm delivery and low birth weight, as well as put elderly women at increased risk for hip fracture.

For more information on this topic, to arrange a speaker or the location of smoking cessation programs, please call the Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition speaker’s bureau at 239-343-3539. Speakers are provided free of charge to community groups and schools.

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