I am a junior at Owen High School. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, many are thinking of special things to do for their loved ones. What’s more special than making a commitment to live longer for that person? What do I mean by this? That you should pledge to stop smoking for that someone special.
Tobacco use is the No. 1 cause of preventable death in the country. Meaning, these deaths could be prevented by these people not using tobacco products. Anyone who has lost someone they love knows if they could have prevented that person’s death they would. Take the initiative and stop using tobacco products for your valentine! Make your life and their life a special priority on this holiday. Show your love by not being one of the 443,000 people that die every year from smoking.
North Carolina is committed to help you and your loved ones quit smoking. Give the quit line a call at 1-800-QUIT-NOW. The quit line is now offering nicotine replacement therapy. Make this a special Valentine’s Day for you and your loved ones by quitting smoking and getting the help you need. Happy Valentine’s Day!
— Savannah Henderson