This page is intended as a means to introduce the new quitter to quitting links and provide a little motivation to start and maintain your quit. There are many quit sites out there with access to as much, or as little, support as you want.
From a newspaper article: "A congressionally-funded study has determined that many smokers are ignoring the warning labels on cigarette packages"
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Sign my Dreambook!
I have been smoke free for:
The biggest shock when you quit smoking is finding out what fast food really tastes like.
Now be honest. If you ran RJR-Nabisco, wouldn't you be tempted to slip a little nicotine into your crackers?
Nothing like a good saltine to relax you.
And a half hour later you want another one.
After a good meal, you'd lean back and suck on a nice cracker.
THE NON-SMOKERS PLEDGE:
Today I pledge to just not smoke - no matter what. I do not pledge to not think about smoking, but rather to think about it as something I no longer choose to do. I pledge to remind myself as often as necessary the real reasons why I chose to begin this quest in the first place. My health, my family, my life, my goals are the most important things to me. Smoking is not an option. It is nothing but a self-destructive mechanism that I use to hide behind to keep from letting my real feelings show. Today I offer my hand to you as a friend and just for today I ask that you join me in taking this pledge. Today I pledge to just not smoke - no matter what!
Pledge courtesy of AngelLady of the Q.
THE BENEFITS OF QUITTING SMOKINGThese benefits were copied from the American Lung Association's quit smoking page.
When smokers quit, within twenty minutes of smoking that last cigarette the body begins a series of changes.
At 20 minutes after quitting:
At 8 hours:
At 24 hours:
At 48 hours:
The first year after quitting:
At 2 weeks to 3 months:
Long-term Benefits of Quitting
At 5 years:
At 10 years:
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