The casual acceptance of smoking was common place when the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout became nationwide more than 30 years ago. The first national Great American Smokeout was in November 1977. This quarter century has brought about dramatic changes in the way society views tobacco use. Approximately 46 million adults in the United States currently smoke, an estimated half will die prematurely from diseases considered smoking related.  November is also Tobacco Awareness Month.  Ramstein Air Force base’s Health and Wellness Center hosts many ways for Airman and their family’s to kick the habit, to include Smoking Speciation classes, Behavioral Classes and tobacco free nicotine substitutes to assist with cravings that may otherwise sabotage a smoker’s attempt to quit. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Perry)

Smoking is a serious public problem

Smoking affects every organ in the human body, and increases the risks of developing serious illnesses such as cancer and heart disease. It kills people prematurely. It causes a great deal of pain and suffering for smokers, their families and friends.

Smoking has no benefits associated with it. If you’re a smoker, we advise you to quit immediately. Consult your health care provider to discuss the various smoking cessation options that might be available to you.

Your Health Means a Lot to us!