Sometimes it takes a catchy slogan to get people’s attention. We kind of like “Just Say Never – File This Under Duh!” Because by now, most people know that smoking isn’t good for you, like the tobacco companies actually used to say it was back in the “dark” ages. But back then, they didn’t really know that tobacco is the cause of 90 percent of lung cancers, and smoking increases the risk of more than a dozen other cancers including cancers of the mouth, throat, sinuses, liver, pancreas, stomach, kidney, bladder, cervix, bowel and on and on.
It’s a drag that most people begin smoking as teenagers – they’re the ones who will suffer more damage than those who begin smoking as adults. Of course the best idea is to never smoke. But if you do, please quit. Need help? Give SCCA’s Smoke-Free Life Program a call. It’s designed to help people quit smoking for good. If you think you may be at high risk for lung cancer, learn more about our low-dose CT lung cancer screening service to see if it’s right for you.