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Lung Cancer Awareness Month / Great American Smokeout


November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and November 20 is the Great American Smokeout. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States for both men and women. Cigarette smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer. Almost 1 in 5 Americans smokes cigarettes, and tens of thousands more smoke pipes or cigars, which also cause lung cancer. Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable illness and death in the United States. Many smokers who want to quit have great difficulty succeeding, often making multiple attempts before quitting for good. As a provider of health care services to people with Medicare, you can provide support to seniors who want to quit tobacco use, and Medicare can help.

Medicare provides coverage of tobacco-use cessation counseling for certain beneficiaries who use tobacco...Learn more

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