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Smokers Encouraged To Kick The Habit

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With the state's ban on smoking set to begin January 1, 2008, Dr. Damon T. Arnold, state public health director, today encouraged smokers to kick the habit as part of the annual Great American Smokeout, Thursday, Nov. 15.

"Smoking can cause numerous health problems, such as coronary heart disease, lung cancer, respiratory diseases and premature death," Dr. Arnold said.