Great American Smokeout set for Nov. 17

Naval Health Clinic Hawaii

November is a month to celebrate Tobacco-Free Living.

The Great American Smokeout is on Thursday, Nov. 17. This is a day where people pledge to start their tobacco-free life. Patrons can join Naval Health Clinic Hawaii for a group workout at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam’s Ward Field at 6 a.m. or at Marine Corps Base Hawaii Pop Warner Field at 11:30 a.m. and support their peers, family and friends in quitting the tobacco habit. Those who pledge to quit tobacco use for a day or support someone who is quitting may be eligible to get a free class such as yoga or kickboxing.

Those who use tobacco can find the motivation to quit tobacco and get support from family and friends. There are plenty of reasons to consider quitting, from the increasing costs of a pack of cigarettes to wanting to be healthier inside and out. Whatever your reasons are, it’s important to gain support from your family and friends for encouragement and accountability.

According to the Naval Health Clinic Hawaii Facebook page, “Tobacco use negatively affects the health and readiness of Sailors,

Marines, families and retirees. According to the World Health Organization, tobacco use is the single greatest cause of preventable death globally.”

Naval Health Clinic Hawaii’s Health Promotion department conducts classes to help people achieve their health and wellness goals. Naval Health Clinic Hawaii offers tobacco cessasion services to Sailors, Marines, family members and retirees.

Whether you are thinking about quitting tobacco or supporting someone who is, contact Naval Health Clinic Hawaii’s Health Promotion department at 471-2280 for a starter kit to quit tobacco and more information about actions you can take.

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