Quit Smoking for the Great American Smokeout
Posted by Catherine Morgan on November 17, 2009
The Great American Smokeout happens every year on the third Thursday in November, and it has been going on each year since 1977. This is a day that smokers all across the country are encouraged to not smoke, or at least cut back on their smoking for one day. Each year millions of smokers participate in the smokeout in the hope that this one step will be the catalyst to their quitting permanently.
On the American Cancer Society‘s website you can find a lot of great information to help you with this challenge…
You can also read about the history of The Great American Smokeout here.
From Suite 101…
The American Cancer Society uses this yearly event to not only draw attention to the health issues and dangers that accompany smoking, but also to point smokers who struggle with quitting towards the many resources and tools available to them.
It has been proven that success in quitting smoking is greatly increased when smokers have support. This support can come in a number of ways. The ACS recommends that smokers eager to kick the habit employ one or more of these resources:
- nicotine replacement products (such as the patch or gum);
- prescription medication to lessen nicotine cravings;
- joining a stop smoking support group;
- using telephone smoking cessation hotlines;
- guide books;
Are you a smoker? Will you be abstaining from smoking for the Great American Smoke Out?
Here’s a look at some of what other women are blogging about quitting smoking…
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