Seniors Digest
KIPDA Area Agency on Aging and
Independent Living
  November 1, 2011 

"Quit Smoking and Save!" Puzzle

It's Never Too Late to Quit Smoking! November 17 is the Great American Smokeout. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, this event encourages smokers to give up the habit for a 24-hour trial, and calls attention to the dangers of tobacco and the challenges of quitting.

Recent research confirms that no matter what your age, giving up smoking can bring many health benefits. According to the American Medical Association, seniors who quit smoking reap almost immediate benefits: longer life, improved cardiovascular health, and a decreased risk of cancer and a host of other diseases. Did you know that when you quit, you even lower your risk of Alzheimer's disease?

This month's puzzle contains the names of eight things you can save by quitting. Give your brain a workout and find them all!

Quit Smoking Word Scramble Puzzle

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For More Information

As part of the Great American Smokeout event, the American Cancer Society offers information to help people of every age quit smoking. Check out the Cigarette Calculator for extra motivation!

Visit SmokeFree.gov for more smoking cessation resources and information. 

The Lung Association offers information on the dangers of smoking, and how to quit, including the Freedom from Smoking program.

Did You Know…

Under the Affordable Care Act, smoking cessation counseling is now covered by Medicare. Visit the Medicare.gov website to learn more about this benefit. 


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