The Great American Smoke Out unites individuals across the United States in celebration of a common goal – quitting smoking. This event provides support, resources, and motivation to help people overcome tobacco addiction. Taking part in this year’s Smoke Out can be a life-changing decision and a meaningful step towards a healthier, smoke-free future.
Improve Your Health
Smoking is a leading cause of preventable diseases, including lung cancer, heart disease, and respiratory issues. By quitting even for one day, you begin the process of healing your body. Your lungs start to clear, and your risk of smoking-related diseases starts to decrease immediately.
Extend Your Life
Quitting can add years to your life. Research shows that quitting smoking, even later in life, can have significant benefits and increase your chances of enjoying more quality time with loved ones.
Calculate how much you spend on cigarettes each day, week, or year, and you'll be amazed at the financial freedom that quitting can provide. These savings can be redirected towards other goals like travel, hobbies, or building a more secure financial future.
Boost Your Self-Esteem
Quitting is an achievement that can boost your self-esteem and confidence. It demonstrates your ability to take control of your life and make positive changes. The sense of accomplishment you gain from successfully quitting can positively impact various aspects of your life.
Support and Resources
The Great American Smoke Out provides access to a wealth of support and resources. From online communities and counseling services to nicotine replacement therapies and mobile apps, there are numerous tools available to assist you on your quitting journey. By participating in this event, you can tap into these resources and increase your chances of quitting for good.
Set a Positive Example
This is an opportunity to set a positive example for your friends, family, and community. Your decision to quit can inspire others to take action and prioritize their own health. Your journey can serve as a source of motivation and hope for those around you.
Get Ready to Quit
- Register for a free, online nicotine and tobacco cessation class at Class Registration (microsoftcrmportals.com)
- Contact the Providence Health Education Hotline at (503) 216-5641
- Build your personalized quit plan at Build My Quit Plan | Smokefree.
- Consult with your doctor about medications and behavioral strategies that can support your successful quit plan.