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June is Men’s Health Month

Many know that smoking is very unhealthy, but few know that it is the number one cause of preventable death and that it takes 11,100 Hoosier lives every year.

There are many reasons why men may want to quit smoking, below are a few of them.

Men are more likely to be current cigarette smokers than women

The smoking rate for Hoosier men is 23.6%, which is higher than the U.S. adult men average of 17.5%

Men who smoke increase their risk of dying

• From bronchitis by nearly 10 times

• From emphysema by nearly 10 times

• From lung cancer by more than 22 times

• And from heart disease triples

Quit Now Indiana is a free phone-based counseling service that helps Hoosiers quit all tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco and vaping. There is also a web based counseling option ( and a texting service (text READY to 34191).

Services are available 24/7 so call 1-800-QuitNow today or visit

Quitting smoking has numerous benefits, but perhaps the greatest of all is more time with family and loved ones.

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