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Great American Smokeout promotes importance of quitting smoking

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -- The most recent Iowa Adult Tobacco Survey shows 83 percent of Iowans who smoke say they want to quit.

Thursday, people across the country put down their cigarettes in an effort to quit for the Great American Smokeout.

Faye Tompkins, the Manager of Employee Health at Saint Luke's Regional Medical Center, was at KTIV News Channel Four to tell us more about the benefits and importance of quitting.

Smoking is a personal choice, but medically speaking, it's not good for your health.

Click the video link to see what advice Tompkins had and where help is available.

Online Producer: Margie Sturgeon

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