Press release: Make tobacco cessation your goal for Healthy Lung Month

October 4, 2022
Make tobacco cessation your goal for Healthy Lung
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Many health-related issues are recognized in October. Don’t let
Healthy Lung Month get lost in the shuffle.
“As fall blankets Indiana with turning leaves and falling temperatures, take this time to make a
positive change and start on your path to tobacco cessation,” said IU Health Community Health
Tobacco Prevention Coordinator Kristen Terry. “Tobacco cessation is essential for the health of
your lungs and for the health of those around you.” 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that tobacco smoke contains
more than 7,000 chemicals, hundreds of which are toxic and about 70 that can cause cancer.
“You’re not just exposing yourself to these harmful chemicals when smoking,” said Terry.
“You’re exposing everyone around you.”
Decide to quit for yourself and your loved ones. 
Terry said the first step is saying to yourself, “I want to quit.”
If you want to quit tobacco and need some help, call the Indiana Tobacco Quitline (1-800-QUIT-
NOW) for free, evidence-based support to tobacco users who want to quit. Visit to find out more.
About Indiana University Health
Named among the “Best Hospitals in America” by U.S. News & World Report for 23 consecutive
years, Indiana University Health is dedicated to providing a unified standard of preeminent,
patient-centered care. A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine – one of
the nation’s leading medical schools – gives our highly skilled physicians access to innovative
treatments using the latest research and technology. Learn more at


For more information:
Samantha Kirby
Associate – Senior Public Relations
Marketing and Communications
Indiana University Health Bloomington

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