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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) encourages people to quit smoking as part of the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout® on Thursday, Nov. 21. To help smokers who are ready to quit, the department offers cessation support and information online at or toll-free at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669).

Smoking is a risk factor for many chronic diseases including lung cancer, oral cancer, kidney cancer, heart disease, stroke and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In addition to the Great American Smokeout on Nov. 21, November is also COPD Awareness Month.

COPD is a serious lung disease that ...

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