More than one-million people worldwide die of lung cancer each year, including more than 150-thousand in the United States. A big reason for that is tobacco use, according to the American Cancer Society. Thursday is the Great American Smokeout, and OSF St. Anthony’s Hospital is urging all tobacco users to use this day as a starting point to kick the habit.
The hospital’s Vince Gibbs tells The Big Z just one puff of a cigarette paralyzes your lungs' ability to clear itself.
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The next Freedom from Smoking classes begin in January. For more information, call 465-2264.