Patient Education Tip of the Month: Lung Cancer Awareness

Share the Patient Education Tip of the Month with your patients. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

Smoking is a leading cause of death in women. Lung cancer causes more deaths in women than any other type of cancer, including breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Heart disease, another smoking-related disease, is currently the number one killer of women in the United States. Death occurs earlier in women who smoke. On average, female smokers die 12 years earlier than female nonsmokers. If you smoke, stop.

To get help with quitting smoking, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or go to www.smokefree.gov for free advice and support.

For more information, view ACOG’s FAQ 065 It’s Time to Quit Smoking.  

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