Great American Smokeout: The first day of YOUR journey to become Tobacco-Free!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Congratulations on your decision to end your use of tobacco products!

Every day without a cigarette is an accomplishment and benefits your health immediately, so make sure to reward yourself for every smoke free day. Use the money you didn’t spend on cigarettes to reward yourself.

Quitting takes persistence, desire and support. There are SO MANY resources available to support you along the way!
CALL NJ Quitline 1-866-NJSTOPS and speak with a trained counselor.
JOIN a Nicotine Anonymous group in your area
FOR TEENS - TEXT for support - SmokeFree Teen offers SmokefreeTXT , a mobile text messaging program that provides 24/7 tips, advice, and encouragement to help you quit smoking.
Mobile APP - quitSTART is a free app made for teens and adults who want to quit smoking. This app delivers individualized tips, inspiration, and challenges based on your smoking history.
EXPLORE options for quit medications (nicotine replacement therapies) that can double your chances of quitting for good
NETWORK - You can also let people know on Facebook, Twitter, or social media platforms that you are participating by sharing posters and other resources available from Cancer.org.

The American Cancer Society offers more steps you can take to quit smoking and provides quit-smoking programs, resources and support that can increase your chances of quitting successfully. To learn about the available tools, call 1-800-227-2345.

Living a tobacco-free lifestyle will help you live a longer, healthier life and protect the health of your family and friends – We applaud your efforts to be well!

Sources:
The Great American Smokeout. November 11, 2015. http://www.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/greatamericansmokeout/index supported by the American Cancer Society.
SmokeFree Teen. November 18, 2015. http://teen.smokefree.gov/?utm_source=cdc&utm_medium=button&utm_campaign=smoking_tobacco.