Quit and Stay Quit Monday (QSQM) offers free evidence-based resources for tobacco cessation professionals to supplement existing programs or use as a stand-alone tool for smokers. The concept is simple: Encourage smokers to quit on Monday, then use every Monday thereafter to recommit to their quit, celebrate progress and quit again if they relapse.
Quit & Stay Quit Monday Tools
The materials below provide all the elements needed to leverage QSQM in your program – an introductory video and handout, a Monday Check-in tool and weekly graphic tips to engage people every week. All materials are vetted by The Institute for Global Tobacco Control at Johns Hopkins University and based on their research on the Monday “fresh start” mindset and weekly patterns in tobacco cessation behavior.
Quit & Stay Quit Monday Introductory Video
This video offers a practical explanation of the Monday concept that can be shared with program participants or individual smokers.
Quit & Stay Quit Monday Overview
This document explains the Monday concept and how to leverage the weekly cue using our Monday Quit Check-In. We recommend using this resource in your program or distributing it individually for smokers to take with them and have as a reference.
Monday Quit Check-In
This worksheet helps smokers check-in on their progress, plan for the week ahead and recommit to quitting if they relapse. We recommend using this resource every Monday once smokers have quit, either within your program or for individuals to use on their own.