Nearly 47 million Americans risk their lives — and increase their risk for colorectal cancer — by smoking.
But the good news is that 30 years ago, 1 in 3 people in the US smoked. Today that has dropped to 1 in 5.
Today, November 18, is a chance to try life without tobacco. The American Cancer Society hopes that people who stop smoking today will stay smoke-free.
Need help? The National Cancer Institute has tools to help you if you are still struggling with smoking.