Kick Cigarettes In The Butt

The third Thursday of November looms around the corner and marks the American Cancer Society’s annual “Great American Smokeout.”

The American Cancer Society urges smokers to make a plan to quit smoking for a day- then a lifetime.  Sometimes the hardest step is the first one.  By setting a specific date for smokers to plan to stop, they hope to help them take the first step towards quitting. What’s that saying…”If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Make a plan.  Not sure where to start? Been there, done that? Whatever your case, help is waiting. They have been turning naysayers into quitters for a quarter of a century.  Twenty-five years worth of trial, error and success should amount for something.

As the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US, tobacco effects a bit under 1 in every 5 adults. It is a reality. You need help to keep quitting every day. Turn to the American Cancer Society. They have been there for countless others. Let them be there for you, too.

How can you kick the habit? Whether your plan is to quit “cold turkey” or through the use of tobacco aids, the American Cancer Society wants to help you kick cigarettes in the butt!

They have a great resource for companies here which outlines how to transition to a smoke-free work environment and it even lists incentives companies can offer employees that quit.

For fighting the battle solo go to They will teach you “The 4 Essential Practices to Quit for Life.”

  1. Quit at Your Own Pace.
    Quit on your terms, but get the help you need, when you need it.
  2. Conquer Your Urges to Smoke.
    Gain the skills you need to control cravings, urges and situations involving tobacco.
  3. Use Medications So They Really Work.
    Learn how to supercharge your quit attempt with the proper use of nicotine substitutes or medications.
  4. Don’t Just Quit, Become a Non-Smoker.
    Once you’ve stopped using tobacco, learn never again to have that “first” cigarette.

You can Enroll Online or by Calling 1-866-QUIT-4-LIFE (1-866-784-8454)

Quit today, then quit again tomorrow and the next day.  Just keep quitting. Quit for life.

Let the American Cancer Society make a quitter out of you!


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