What is Quit and Stay Quit Monday?

Quit and Stay Quit Monday is a smoking cessation program that can be used by individuals, quit smoking programs, and smoking cessation counselors to help smokers quit smoking, re-quit smoking, or recommit to quitting smoking.

Why quit smoking?

Smoking leads to 1 in 5 deaths due to health problems such as asthma, cancer, heart disease, and stroke.

But did you know that quitting smoking can help reverse some of the damage smoking inflicts on your body? The sooner you stop smoking, the sooner your body can start the healing process.

Why pick Monday as your quit day?

Remember when you made that New Year’s resolution to quit smoking? But despite your best intentions, you got off track and swore to try again next year. You’re not alone. Many first time quitters make several quit attempts before they successfully stay quit.

That’s where Monday comes in. Rather than waiting for an annual event to try stopping smoking again, use Monday as a day to quit, recommit to your quit, or quit smoking again after a weekend relapse.

What’s more is, when you quit on Monday, you’re not alone. Smoking cessation research shows that millions of people are thinking about quitting on Monday, so you can seek out other quitters for support.

How can I use Monday?

Each Monday, plan for the week ahead by anticipating triggers and cravings.

Reflect back on the previous week and use Monday as a day to reward yourself for staying quit.

Find a “quit buddy” or smoking cessation counselor and use Monday to check-in about your progress.

Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter to connect with a community of quitters who understand your struggles and can provide advice for staying quit.

If you slip up, don’t let a minor slip turn into a full-blown relapse. Instead, think about what caused you to slip, and give yourself a fresh start on Monday.