Quit smoking with a personalized quit plan!

As we are halfway into the first month into the New Year, did you stick to your New Year’s resolution?

Congrats if you are still going strong! Nice try if you were not as successful.

We are always supporting and promoting good health and ways to better yourself. We thought it would be a good topic of conversation to discuss smoking. Whether it was your New Year’s resolution to quit or not, or you know someone who is a smoker, cigarette smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death in the country, with 480,000 people dying every year. We know a new year means another chance to create your successful quit plan — even if it is a month into 2019!

Quitting smoking can be challenging, but you can find support for your quit journey where and when you need it, to raise your chances of quitting for good. We came across this article from the CDC, talking about that it is never too early to quit. No matter how long you’ve smoked, there are health benefits to quitting. Every smoker’s quit journey is different. It may take some time to find the strategies that help you quit. It helps to create a personalized quit plan. Some of the steps in an effective quit plan include:

New year's resolution

  • Picking a quit date. Choose a date only a week or two away and highlight that day in your calendar or phone.
  • Telling loved ones and friends that you’re quitting. Let them know how they can help you quit.
  • Listing reasons to quit.
  • Getting rid of cigarettes and anything that reminds you of smoking.
  • Picking out feelings, places, and situations that make you want to smoke. It’s easier to avoid them if you’ve identified them!
  • Having healthy strategies to fight cravings.

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Whether you smoked for many years or know someone who has, quitting is the first step to better health and we know you can do it or you can help the people you want to quit.

Do you have tips to quit smoking? Share them with us!

 

January 15, 2019

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