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Condensed from US News.com by Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter

Despite declining smoking rates among adults, 15 percent of American adults (36.5 million) were cigarette smokers in 2015. Of those, more than 22 million said they’d like to quit, according to the FDA. However, though more than 55 percent of adult smokers tried to quit in 2015, the agency said that only about 7 percent were successful.

To help encourage adult smokers to quit, the FDA is launching a new public education campaign called “Every Try Counts.” It will target smokers aged 25 to 54 who’ve tried to quit smoking in the past year but haven’t been successful.

To learn more about the new anti-smoking campaign, go to the Every Try Counts website.

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Funny video about a not very funny subject. If you’re thinking about stopping smoking maybe this will help a little.

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Condensed from an article on CNN by Meera Senthilingam

“Everyday makes me feel under its control & that’s really bad.”  “My girlfriend told me she couldn’t kiss me anymore.”  “I decided to take control back.” I had enough of smelling like a fireplace and coughing.” ‘Because I can’t afford chronic poisoning.”  “I had a choice: smoke and die or quit and live.” 

 

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