Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Great American Smokeout

It's time for the
Great American Smokeout!

"Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event. Encourage someone you know to use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day. By quitting - even for 1 day - smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life and reducing their cancer risk.

About 40 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, and tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the world. While cigarette smoking rates have dropped (from 24% in 1965 to 17% in 2014), cigar, pipe, and hookah - other dangerous and addictive ways to smoke tobacco - are very much on the rise. Smoking kills people - there's no "safe" way to smoke tobacco.

Quitting smoking has immediate and long-term benefits at any age. Quitting is hard, but you can increase your chances of success with help. Getting help through counseling or medications can double or triple the chances of quitting successfully."

To learn more about the 
Great American Smokeout
 and get tools and resources, 
check out the
 American Cancer Society's website!

Monday, November 14, 2016

The Importance of Having a Clean Scope

Are your scopes being cleaned properly?

Roughly 300 patients have been sickened by life-threatening infections linked to contaminated medical endoscopes.

According to a memo released by U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu, more than 41 hospitals worldwide (mostly in the U.S.) reported bacterial infections linked to the scopes, affecting 300 to 350 patients between 2010 and 2015.

Endoscopy Support Services can help you make sure your equipment is correctly cleaned and disinfected!

We have brushes, leak testers, solutions, and gas sterilizers available to make cleaning and disinfecting easy and done the right way.

You can also learn more about our Leak Testers and the Importance of Leak Testing Your Scope.

Want to know even more?

Visit our online store or contact us today!