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PRESS RELEASE: ASAP Urgent Care Offers Help for Smokers Who Want to Quit

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ASAP URGENT CARE OFFERS HELP

FOR SMOKERS WHO WANT TO QUIT

November Special Includes Consultation and Recommended Plan

November 6, 2014 | Greenwich, CT – Every year, the third Thursday of November is the Great American Smokeout. It’s a day when people across the United States decide to quit smoking. Knowing that smokers who have support are more likely to quit for good (according to the American Cancer Society), ASAP Urgent Care is offering a special consultation and recommendation for anyone who wants to quit smoking this month.

For just $30, patients can visit any ASAP Urgent Care location (Hamden, Madison, Milford, or North Haven) for a smoking cessation consultation with a provider. Possible recommendations may include a referral to 1-800-QUIT-NOW, prescription medication, or the use of nicotine replacement therapies.

“It doesn’t matter how you stop smoking,” says ASAP chief medical officer Lawrence Earl, M.D. “We just want you to stop, and we’re here to help.”

According to the American Cancer Society, in the United States today about one in five adults smoke cigarettes. That’s more than 43.6 million people. Nearly 15 million people smoke tobacco in cigars or pipes.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for men and women. About 87 percent of lung cancer deaths in men and 70 percent in women are thought to result from smoking. Smoking causes other cancers, too: larynx, mouth, sinuses, pharynx, esophagus, and bladder. Smoking is responsible for nearly 20 percent of deaths in the United States. An additional 8. Million people have serious illnesses caused by smoking.

About ASAP Urgent Care

Founded in Connecticut by doctors with over three decades of experience, ASAP Urgent Care is dedicated to providing a better solution for people who have urgent medical needs. Two key ways ASAP does this is by always welcoming walk-in patients and guaranteeing they will be seen within 20 minutes of checking in. In addition to urgent care, ASAP offers occupational medicine, online doctor visits, and diet and sleep aid for patients of all ages. ASAP’s employer services help keep businesses running and employees healthy with a wide range of services from diagnostics, to flu clinics, to drug screenings, and more. To see ASAP Urgent Care, watch this short video.

Centers are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except on Thanksgiving and Christmas. ASAP guarantees patients will be seen within 20 minutes of checking in at its locations – if ASAP is somehow unable to fulfill this promise, patients made to wait more than 20 minutes will receive a credit of $20 toward their next visit. And, between now and the end of September, patients are invited to save $10 with an online coupon. Through ASAP’s website, patients can check in online before heading to a facility. Those not wanting to leave the comfort of their own homes can video conference with healthcare professionals. All ASAP Urgent Care centers – Hamden (203-248-2727), Madison (203-318-8000), Milford (203-877-2273), and North Haven (203-239-2727) – offer in-network providers and have received the Urgent Care Association of America’s (UCAOA) Certified Urgent Care designation. For more information, visit www.ASAPGetBetter.com and connect with ASAP on Facebook.

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