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The Great American Smoke Out

Great-american-smoke-outMake November 21 Your Quit Day!

The University of Pennsylvania Health System is proud to join the American Cancer Society in promoting the Great American Smoke Out on Thursday, November 21, 2013! Did you know that tobacco use is the single-most preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States? In fact, tobacco use is responsible for nearly 1 in 5 deaths in this country.

This year you can earn Healthy Reward points for joining the Great American Smoke Out challenge in the Healthy Rewards site and quitting for the day OR supporting a loved one or coworker quit for the day.

To learn more about the FREE UPHS Tobacco Cessation Program (for employees and dependents covered under a medical plan) through Health Advocate call 1.866.695.8622 and check out additional resources on the UPHS HR and Your Wellfocused website under the Tobacco Cessation – Quit Smoking section.

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