Join MCI for the Great American Smokeout
NAPERVILLE, IL – Midwest Cardiovascular Institute (MCI) is encouraging tobacco and nicotine users to join millions of Americans in pledging to give up nicotine— for a few hours, for the day, or for longer— on Thursday, November 17, in honor of the nationwide event, the Great American Smokeout.
MCI locations will have pledge jars and wooden hearts available for you to make a pledge (one heart= one hour without nicotine).
Smoking is the largest preventable risk factor of cardiovascular disease. Smoking causes high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and increased risk of heart attack and stroke. A fourth of the deaths from heart disease each year can be linked directly to smoking. The connection is that cigarette smoke causes damage to the lining of the blood vessels.
Take next steps to level up your health, no matter where you are on your journey. Each quit attempt is a step forward.
Consult with your primary care provider to take the first step toward a tobacco-free life.