To the editor:
Annually in the U.S., 392,000 people die from smoking-caused disease and an additional 50,000 from secondhand smoke exposure. The American Lung Association is dedicated to helping smokers quit and our proven Freedom From Smoking program can help achieve that goal.
This Valentine's Day, give yourself or your loved one the ultimate gift of love by purchasing a Freedom From Smoking Online membership. Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do to improve your health and extend your life. Our three-month premium membership includes access to online courses and a variety of helpful tools; and only costs $15.We also offer a one-year premium membership for those seeking additional support.
In 2001, the FFS Online program was introduced and has since helped thousands with their journey of quitting smoking and improving their lives. The program is available 24 hours a day, allowing flexibility and the option to use the program at your convenience.
Most know smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and premature death. Yet, an estimated 43.8 million people in the United States still smoke. Part of our mission is to prevent a new generation of smokers, and helping those who smoke quit so they are no longer shortening their lives and putting themselves at increased risk of lung disease.
In addition to flowers and chocolates this year, why not give yourself or your Valentine a give that's everlasting - the gift of a healthier, longer life. There is no better time than right now. Visit www.ffsonline.org.
Jeff Seyler, president and CEO
American Lung Association of the Northeast