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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Quit smoking.

Happy first of November! If you are a smoker, now is the time to plan your participation in the Great American Smokeout. Statistics say that 85 percent of smokers want to quit. On November 17th, thousands of people will quit smoking for the day, and perhaps for the rest of their lives. Here's how you can be one of them:

* Plan your quit day by considering the answers to three questions:

  • Why do I want to quit smoking?
  • What method will I use to quit smoking?
  • How will I stay smoke free?

While you think about the questions, consider the three steps to quitting:

* Get help from friends family and professionals. Call the toll free Quitline (1-800-ACS-2345 or 1-866-228-4327 for TTY) for smoking cessation tips and counseling. For online help visit the American Cancer Society.

* Be a friend to someone who is trying to quit. The American cancer society offers numerous ways to help and be supportive.

Most people try five to seven times before they quit forever. So don't give up! Every day, even today, even right now, is a good time to stop smoking. Your body will thank you. Your wallet will thank you. Your family and friends will thank you. Best of all, you'll thank and be proud of yourself. You can stop smoking!

"We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly... spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order." - Susan Taylor

7 comments:

Karama said...

Here is some more information on smoking cessation. You can do it!!

Aces said...

Check it out... I have had asthma since 6th grade, I started smokeing when I was 16. Around 2 months ago I stopped using my inhaler all together, on a whim even. No doctor told me to do this so do it at your own risk. About 2 weeks ago well more like 3 I quit smokeing, this also was on a whim... and after i figured out i spent $150 a month on the damn things. After 10 years of an inhaler I quit that crap. After 6 years on Cigs I tossed that out too. To be totaly honest now that im past the nicotine phase its reallllly easy to stay quit smoking.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your article. I'm non smoker, but I like help people to stop smoking... franly I prefer herbal medicine together with help of friends!

Steven Harold - Hypnotherapist said...

These are great tips. I particularly having the right reasons for quitting smoking is the foundation for success. The best reason I believe is "doing it for yourself" because you value yourself enough

Anonymous said...

Free Quit Smoking Calculator http://quit.org

Vidal said...

QuitSmoking Counter will tell you exactly!
The online counter that measures smoking cessation and the length of time the person has stopped smoking, money you saved and extra live gained!
http://www.quitsmokingcounter.com/

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