Finding a quit buddy can be a helpful aspect of your quit and stay quit journey. Ideally, your quit buddy would be someone you have consistent access to, which is why including a colleague in your support system is a smart move.
Nicotine Replacement Therapies (NRTs) are an important part of your quit journey because they can help mitigate cravings and keep you on track. When working towards quitting cigarettes, all options must be considered. Support from your family, friends, and co-workers can provide relief, but, sometimes, the physical nicotine withdrawals can [...]
Leverage technology — apps, smartphones, online communities — to bolster your support network Besides being constantly connected to friends, family, and other members of your quit team, the rise of smartphones, social media networks, and apps have ushered in a new era of smoking cessation support. There’s a number of [...]
Family and friends tend to be our closest confidants and will likely make up the foundation of your support team. There’s no one who wants to see you succeed more than your family and friends. When building your support team, seek the help of individuals who understand you best and [...]
Smoking weakens the body’s immune system, making it harder to battle gum infection. A smoker has twice the risk for gum disease compared to a nonsmoker.
Smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the United States. Tobacco smoke damages the function of the heart and the structure/function of the blood vessels.
Even if you’ve slipped up once or twice over the course of the month, you’ve still made monumental progress — and now it’s time to reap the rewards.
Our bodies are constantly trying to communicate with us. And we should listen. Because that nagging cough, shortness of breath, and mild headache are indicators that it’s time to make a change. After you stop smoking cigarettes — even for as little as 24 hours — the body starts to heal itself. You’ll [...]
The human body is incredibly resilient and will actively work to heal itself, so a lot can happen during that first 24 hours without a cigarette.
Instead of focusing all of your efforts on the New Year, take the Monday approach and recommit to your quit every week.