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Letters to the Editor

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

May 8-14 is a good time to quit smoking

To the Editor:

May 8-14 is National Women's Health Week, a week-long observance coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health.

The theme this year is "it's your time". The purpose is to empower women to take control of their health and make it a top priority. Women are encouraged to take steps to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certain diseases. Steps include getting at least 2 and 1/2 hours of moderate physical exercise weekly, eating a nutritious diet, visiting a health care professional to receive regular check-ups and preventative screenings, avoiding risky behaviors such as smoking, paying attention to one's mental health and well-being.

Tobacco affects so many aspects of a woman's life herself (causing lung and breast cancer, heart disease, breathing problems, skin discoloration, and wrinkles), her family and friends (through secondhand smoke), her environment (unclean indoor air, butts that are not biodegradable).

If you use tobacco, one of the most important things you can do to improve your overall health is to quit. Your body will immediately begin to heal from the ravages of tobacco use.

Choose National Women's Health Week to be your time to quit -- and call 1-800-QUIT-NOW for a free, confidential consultation with a professional quit coach. "It's your time."

Nancy Cummings

Greene County Tobacco Prevention and Cessation

Bloomfield

Thank you for

helping Lyons

To the Editor:

We would whole-heartedly like to thank all our patrons, sponsors, workers, and anyone else who contributed in any way to the success of our basket bingo fundraiser.

See you next year!

Board members of the Lyons Community Building

Irene Skomp

Lyons