Quitting

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Here are some links to some helpful resources for quitting tobacco:

Consider this:

  • Tobacco is controlled by a few corporations – American, British and Japanese multinational conglomerates
  • Smoking related diseases kill 1 in 10 adults globally, or cause 4 million deaths
  • By 2030, if current trends continue, smoking will kill 1 in 6 people
  • Around 50% of those who start smoking in adolescent years go on to smoke for 15 – 20 years
  • In any given year, 70% of all smokers try to quit, but it rarely happens their first time
  • Most people try to quit 7 -8 times before they succeed at quitting

Quitting the use of tobacco is a process, just like kicking any addiction. And for the majority of us, it takes several attempts before we are successful. So, don’t put too much pressure on yourself, and don’t get discouraged, because every attempt and every day you don’t use tobacco brings you closer to the goal of kicking the habit for good!

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If you are ready to quit, here are some helpful tips:

    • Plan your quit, just like you a project
    • Pick a quit date
    • Set yourself up in advance with some resources to help you with your quit
    • Tell your friends and family about your plan – accountability can be a powerful aid
    • If you can, talk to a medical professional about different treatment options like nicotine replacement, stop smoking medicines, etc.
    • Call our local Georgia quitline so they can teach you some additional strategies – 1-800-QUITNOW. This is a free program provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services