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Using Meditation to Quit Smoking

Using meditation to quit smoking is an effective strategy. Mindfulness meditation is an ancient practice that has been gaining a lot of traction in recent years. That’s because more and more research is being published that shows how meditation improves physical and mental health. What’s even better is that studies have shown that those who [...]

By | 2015-08-14T15:02:13+00:00 August 17th, 2015|Strategies to Quit|

Support a Quitter

Support a quitter and be the difference. Quitting smoking can be extremely difficult, in fact, most individuals take 7-10 tries before they successfully quit the habit. A smoker's attempt to quit is filled with ups and downs, good and bad days. Mood swings, cravings and smoking triggers often get in the way of quitting the [...]

By | 2015-06-05T20:59:43+00:00 June 8th, 2015|Strategies to Quit|

Smoking Triggers Are Beatable

Smoking triggers are beatable, and key to staying smoke-free Smoking triggers are things, times or activities that make us want to smoke cigarettes. They are cues you've become accustomed to that tell your brain it's time to smoke. You've got your set routines; you smoke after a meal, you like your coffee with a cigarette [...]

By | 2017-06-15T15:49:07+00:00 June 1st, 2015|Strategies to Quit|

Managing Mood Swings to Stay Quit

Mood swings are important to keep in check to successfully quit smoking! Have you experienced an emotional roller coaster while trying to quit smoking? Don't fret - it's quite common to experience mood swings while attempting to quit the habit. Typically, smokers will experience mood swings of different types, including frustration, sadness, anger or irritation. [...]

By | 2017-06-15T15:49:07+00:00 May 26th, 2015|Stay Quit|

5 Distractions from Smoking

Distractions from smoking can help you quit smoking for good. Often times, boredom can quickly lead to cravings for cigarettes. When there's too much down time, the mind can wander. The key is to identify distractions from smoking that can help us focus on something else, until cravings pass. Distractions are effective because they can [...]

By | 2015-05-15T19:25:41+00:00 May 18th, 2015|Dealing with Cravings, Stay Quit|

Staying Smoke-Free for Good

Staying smoke-free is much easier said than done. Habits are hard to break, especially when those habits have taken up a huge part of life. Smokers often times succeed for a short time, only to fall back into old habits. So how do we ensure that we remain smoke-free? The first step is to replace [...]

By | 2015-05-08T20:21:11+00:00 May 11th, 2015|Stay Quit|

Have a Smoke Free Weekend

Planning can ensure that you have a smoke free weekend. The weekend can often be a tricky time to stay away from cigarettes and keep your smoke free journey going strong. For some of us, the end of the week can be a time to let loose and catch up on socializing that was missed [...]

By | 2015-04-24T16:32:30+00:00 April 27th, 2015|Strategies to Quit|

Quit Smoking on Monday!

Quit smoking on Monday - it's the perfect day to begin a smoke-free life. Research proves that healthy thinking is synchronized to the week, with Monday being the day people are most likely to engage in healthy behaviors. In fact, 58% of people view Monday as the perfect opportunity to take on a healthy habit. [...]

By | 2017-06-15T15:49:07+00:00 April 20th, 2015|Quit Monday|

Take Advantage of Your Lungs

FACT: two weeks to three months after quitting, your lung function will begin to improve. And, between one and nine months after quitting, coughing and shortness of breath will stop. What’s more, after staying quit for ten years, your risk of lung cancer drops by 50%. When you quit smoking, you really help your lungs. [...]

By | 2015-04-03T15:57:25+00:00 April 3rd, 2015|Strategies to Quit|

Quit with a Plan

Successfully quitting smoking is not an easy task, but a bit of preparation can go a long way. Set your quit day to Monday. The new week is a recurring opportunity to start fresh and give the smoke-free life another chance. Should you fail, you can always start over again on a Monday. Announce your [...]

By | 2015-05-22T19:59:14+00:00 March 27th, 2015|Strategies to Quit|