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Don’t Let Another Year Go By; Become An Ex Now

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - Each year, millions of smokers across America decide to quit as one of their New Year’s resolutions.

Tobacco-related disease is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States; therefore, smokers need to be armed with all of the available information to make the best, most informed choices about the smoking cessation medications and resources available.

BecomeAnEX is a free online quit-smoking program, designed and funded by the nonprofit health charity Legacy, to help smokers “re-learn” life without cigarettes.

The site serves as a convening point for smokers who want to quit and collaborate on their successes and challenges in the difficult quit process.

BecomeAnEX is filled with resources, information, and tools that were designed in collaboration with Mayo Clinic and with input from former and current smokers who have lived with this struggle, in order to provide smokers with a realistic approach based on evidence-based research.

EX also provides smokers with a community of quitters who can talk smokers through the struggle of quitting.

The EX approach is peer-to-peer and focuses on re-learning life without cigarettes by encouraging smokers to think differently about the process of quitting.

To learn more, visit the campaign’s website, www.BecomeAnEX.org.

Located in Washington, D.C., the foundation was created as a result of the November 1998 Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) reached between attorneys general from 46 states, five U.S. territories and the tobacco industry.

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