The programs are being run in conjunction with the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout(R), held annually on November 15.
Smoking & Smoking Cessation Facts
-- Independent surveys conducted at BODY WORLDS exhibits have revealed
that 68% of visitors resolved to pay more attention to their physical
health after seeing the exhibit. At one venue where a follow-up
survey was conducted, results showed that more than 30% of visitors
stated that they had smoked less and consumed less alcohol since their
visit to the exhibition.
-- Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, causing many diseases
and reducing the overall health of smokers -- emphysema, lung cancer,
heart disease, etc.
-- Cigarette smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death in
the United States, accounting for approximately 1 of every 5 deaths
(438,000 people) each year.
-- California's adult smoking rate is 14.3%, far lower than that of the
nation (approximately 21%).
-- 10.7% of Santa Clara County adults currently smoke -- one of the
lowest rates in the state and nation.
-- Approximately 70% of smokers report that they would like to try to
-- Even people who have been smoking for years can enjoy significant and
immediate health benefits by quitting.
BODY WORLDS 2 & The Three Pound Gem
Gunther von Hagens' Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies
BODY WORLDS 2 & The Three Pound Gem, the unique and educational exhibit
about human anatomy and physiolo
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