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Great American Smokeout's 32nd Anniversary

News 8s Bob Metcalfe was at the American Cancer Society headquarters on Thursday morning.

The American Cancer Society marked the 32nd anniversary of the annual Great American Smokeout with a message for smokers: Quit for a lifetime starting today.

The is a nationally recognized platform aimed at educating the public on the dangers associated with tobacco use.

News 8's Bob Metcalfe was at the American Cancer Society headquarters on Winton Road on Thursday morning.  He was joined by Patricia Brantingham of Perinatal Networks. Click the "Watch" button for more.

Here are 10 tips to help smokers quit:

  1. Don't keep it a secret.
  2. You're not alone.
  3. Consider using medication to help you quit.
  4. Dump the memories.
  5. Avoid places where smokers gather.
  6. Stay calm and stay busy.
  7. Talk to your doctor.
  8. When the urge to smoke strikes, do something else.
  9. One will hurt.
  10. Water water everywhere.

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