Earthday Birthday | Quitting for a Cause

Do You or Someone You Know Want to Quit Smoking?

How to Participate in Earthday Birthday Quitting for a Cause

It's easy! Just go to Quitting for a Cause and follow the steps. Everything is laid out for easy participation and maximum support.

Stop smoking calmly, comfortably and for good!

Reasons to Participate in Quitting for a Cause

For people, the main reasons are:

  • Obvious health benefits
  • Save money
  • Help the earth get healthier

For Mother Earth, the benefits help everyone:

  • Fewer smokers = Less pollution
  • Less paper and tobacco are needed
  • Fewer toxins are absorbed into the earth = healthier earth
  • It's "green" to stop smoking


Lela Bryan of Nicotine Solutions Talking About Quitting for a Cause

“We are passionate about helping those who want to quit and haven’t found a way to do so. As smoking does have an ecological impact as well as a health one, I think we have an obligation to do whatever we can for the earth, as well. The Quitting for a Cause campaign ties the two together perfectly.”

Quitting for a Cause - Globally

A worldwide helpline has been put in place to celebrate earth day this year. Nicotine Solutions and Earthday Birthday have partnered, in an attempt to reach smokers across the globe and give them ways to help Mother Earth by quitting smoking. Is this something new? Yes, it is.

The Quitting for a Cause campaign is a total support system meant to initiate improvements to the planet. The way to do that is through people. That's the starting point for a program of better global health for humans and the earth.

Earthday Birthday

For their part, Earthday Birthday, in conjunction with, are supplying the platform from which the Quitting for a Cause campaign will be announced, launched and monitored. The website has all of the information and steps for participation. Being hosted as it is, people know that the connection between Nicotine Solutions and Earthday Birthday is legit. is providing the place and means for participants to leave video updates and communicate with others taking advantage of the chance to stop smoking in good company. It is estimated that the Quitting for a Cause program will draw hundreds of thousands of people from across the globe.

Nicotine Solutions

Lela Bryan is the president of Nicotine Solutions. She understands smokers and what keeps a people tied to their tobacco habit, instead of better health. She should. Until 1978 when she quit, Lela had a two pack a day habit. Since then, she has taught others how to stop smoking in ways that are far more comfortable than most of the other techniques on the market. Obviously, Lela's methods work - she has a 90% success rate.

For the Quitting for a Cause campaign, Lela will be offering assistance and personal support. For some people, that alone can make the difference between being able to stop smoking and not succeeding.


There is a symbiotic connection between human beings and Mother Earth. One affects the other. Therefore, when people are healthier, the whole planet is in a better place and has better health, as well.


Why You Should Care

The point to all of this is the potential impact of this collaboration. Everybody and everything wins when people find a way to quit smoking.

  • People will be free of their tobacco addiction
  • Health care due to smoking related diseases will be reduced
  • Less productive time lost for employers
  • Lower health benefits and insurance costs for employers
  • Better quality of life after quitting smoking
  • Fewer carcinogens released into the air and earth
  • Fewer trees cut (cigarette paper)
  • Land formerly used for tobacco can be used in other ways

Earthday Birthday Quitting for a Cause

How likely are you to take advantage of Earthday Birthday's Quitting for a Cause

  • Very likely to join this global event!
  • Not likely to join this global event!
  • I'm still thinking about it
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Let Your Loved Ones Know!

Whether you smoke or not, please share the Quitting for a Cause opportunity with others!

Do your loved ones a favor, offer them this gift of health.

Do the earth a favor by offering others this gift of health.



What happens to your body when you quit smoking by cold turkey, Chantix or Zyban


Quitting Naturally, Lela Bryan

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Earthday Birthday|Quitting For a Cause Comments - Will you take advantage of this program to stop smoking? 43 comments

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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California

Shirley, Maybe I should look into this! Thanks for this great hub!

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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

A great hub.A lot of us could do with this...

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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hi Shirley, I don't smoke but I would like to support the cause by sharing it with others. :-) Anything for mother earth...and well there is our health too.

K.M.George 7 years ago


Another great hub. I quit 4 years ago, and I am so glad I I get to see my babies grow up!

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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Blondepoet, me as well! :) Thanks for reading!

Ripplemaker, thank-you for sharing this information. I'm sure Mother Earth thanks you, too.

KM, congrats to you! I'm not there....yet. Odds are that your kids will not smoke if you don't, so it's great that were able to stop smoking! Thanks for reading.

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countrywomen 7 years ago from Washington, USA

Shirley- I have an office colleague who smokes but he already tried nicotine patch and other methods with no success. I don't know whether mentioning about a cause will make any difference? Thumbs up for a nice thoughtful hub.

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Lela Bryan 7 years ago from Alameda, CA


Great job! #1 on google! whoo hoo . Hey Countrywomen have your office colleague stop by one of the free previews for Nicotine Solutions!




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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi, CW.  The cause alone may not persuade your colleague, but having about 100,000 other smokers working toward the same goal and using a comfortable method may.  :) 

I see that Lela has left the suggestion that your friend try the free preview.  I think that's a great idea!  It won't cost him anything, and it may help him to see that he can do it.  Guide him to the "Quitting for a Cause" site (link above), which tells him how to get the freebie, and how to participate if he decides to stop smoking.

Thanks for dropping by, Nice Lady!  Let us know if you/he have any questions.


Lela, thanks for coming by and bragging about Google!  Here's hoping that Quitting for a Cause is a huge success in reaching as many people as possible for earth day!

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katyzzz 7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

this is a great theme and you put it all together so well. Congrats!

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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks, Katy!

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Lela Bryan 7 years ago from Alameda, CA

Hey Shirley,

I am going to be making a hubpage that will list a group of people that want to support smokers in taking that first step which is the hardest. Just for listening to a free sneak preview smokers and chewers will get some really wonderful free incentive from people who want to support smokers and chewers stop smoking and chewing.

If you want to be on that list and have a free gift please email me at

Lela Bryan

Lqqb.edbd (this is my signature for earthday birthday)

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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

That's great, Lela! I'm sure everyone who's interested will want to be famous on your hub. Free gifts for listening to a free preview is awesome!

Don't forget folks, if you want your FREE! gifts, email Lela (see her post above) right away at

You're right, Alex! This is a great cause, and Lela has a fantastic program! Thanks for commenting.

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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America

I support all of you that want to quit tabacco in all forms, because smoking by parents nearly killed me twice. It's hard to quit, but even my father finally did, after 55+ years! Cold turkey, although that's not usually best.

Parents each smoked 3 paks a day until I reached 3rd grade and each went up to 5 paks a day each. Pneumonia occurring with other infections at ages 6 and 16 were directly linked to the smoke. My father quit three years before death and was happier those three years; doctors thought it was cardiac related, but opened him up the third year and found extensive lung cancer taking over all the organs in the chest. Died peacefully in his sleep and never had any pain.

I never smoked because I ate a cigarette when I was 5 and always hated the smoke in the air.

Tobacco users - You can do it! Happy Birthday to Earth with less smoke and cancer!


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi, Patty. Wow, I've never heard of anyone smoking 5 packs a day.

I'm glad for you that you never took up the habit. Wish I could say the same.

Thanks for all your support to the smokers of the world, Patty!! It really helps to know that people out there are behind this great program.

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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis

Shirley. I never realized the effect on the earth that smoking cigarettes has. Thanks for writing this and making me aware. A very well organised work, superior in fact. I had also never heard of the program.

Thanks for a great hub!

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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Christoph, thank-you so much!!

This is a first time collaboration between Nicotine Solutions and Earthday Birthday, so I'm not surprised that you haven't heard of it before. I think that it's going to help a lot of people, as well as the earth!

I really appreciate you coming by and checking this out!

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maanju 7 years ago from India

Your article is informative.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Maanju!

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Neil Ashworth 7 years ago from Ireland

Great post Shirley!



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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks, Neil! I appreciate it.

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houseplus 7 years ago from New Zealand

HI Lela & Shirley,

Thankyou for a great well done hub.



karenvizer 7 years ago


Thank you



Larry Akers 7 years ago

Graet Hub. Shirley!

I am also passionate about helping people to stop smoking through my practice as an addictions counselor and hypnotharapist.

I am also committed to get the message out about Earth Day Birthday and I joined Social Traffic thru my wife, Jennifer Akers, to help in the cause. This is the firsrt time I 've taken a social stand!

I believe,


julianne Koritz 7 years ago

Great video and message. I will send my wanna quit smokers to your hub, i hat smoking so it's great that you have an solution with benefits

JoLynn Braley 7 years ago

This is awesome, I hope it helps many smokers gain a healthier body, mind, and spirit. What's really neat though is that every person who does quit smoking truly does contribute to the environment in a positive way, which helps everyone on Earth - wonderful!!

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Harry Shade 7 years ago from Columbus, OH

Great post and a unique way to help yourself, others and Mother Earth all at the same time! Thanks Shirley and Lela!

Margie D 7 years ago

Thank you..

Help heal the plant and people too..

Brilliant post..

Thank you for sharing ..

Sending Smiles:)

Margie D


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Houseplus and KarenVizer, thank-you both so much for dropping by to read and comment.

Larry, congratulations on your first social stand.  I believe that the "Earthday Birthday Quitting for a Cause" campaign is an excellent one for you to start with.  I also think that your talents as a hypnotherapist and addictions councelor could be a tremendous help to this great cause. 

Thanks for sharing your 'first' with us and for joining in the celebration!

Julianne, thank-you!  I'm glad that you enjoyed the hub and also that you feel that others can benefit from the information and links here.  Lela can really make things easier for anyone who's having trouble quitting, so if they only follow one link, Lela's would be the perfect one.

I know what you mean, JoLynn.  I honestly had never before considered the impact of smoking on the earth.  Writing this hub was an eye-opener for me.

Thanks so much, JoLynn.

Harry, you are very welcome.  Thank-you for taking the time to read and comment.

It's a really neat concept, isn't it Margie? Healing planet and people simultaneously...I like it, too.

Thank-you so much, Margie!

addy tseng 7 years ago

Shirley & Leyla,

Great post. Quitting for a cause is a brilliant partnership. Love it. Good luck!

I don't smoke but I do remember (this is ancient history) buying a pack when my boyfriend broke up with me 'cos "I wanted to do something bad". LOL How childish! But deep down inside I knew it would never be a habit!

My brother on the other hand smoked for years and quit one day, cold turkey. Good for him! I gave him a Far Side Mug with a dinasaur smoking a cigrette and the caption read "Reasons why they went extinct".

Good job, y'all! Congratulations. I may be sending a friend to you!

-addy (ayt.edbd)

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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Addy!

I'm glad that you didn't follow the path of a smoker, that's great.

That's some story too, about your brother. I have heard similar instances of people quitting cold turkey like that, but very, very few that have actually been successful. Good for him!

Thanks so much for sharing your smoking stories with us, Addy.

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Jennifer Akers 7 years ago

A very important cause and a win win for someone wanting better health and to help the Earth at the same time. Thank you for offering your expertise in helping people stop smoking.



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jblm 7 years ago from Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil

Great page Shirley, more info I did not yet know!Thanks

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madonnadillon 7 years ago

hi, i have quit for earthday ,im 43 years old and smoked for 30 years 32days a fresh air breather ... and loving it.i was on the patch and discover my shirt was wearing my patches more then me stopped using the patches as well....i have found it's truly is a mindset and the readiness to move away from smoking and a health life style...awesome site ....take care ..and i hope many people quit this killing habit

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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Jennifer. You're right, it is a really cool way to help the earth while doing something wonderful for yourself.

Hi, JBLM. Thanks for coming by, I appreciate it!

Madonna, CONGRATULATIONS! I love how you put it - "32 days fresh air breather". That is beautiful. I have a feeling that you are going to beat the smoking habit this time, for sure! Thanks so much for letting us share in your terrific news. I'm sure it will be an inspiration to others who come by to read.

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deejaynyc 7 years ago from New York City

Hi Shirley, This IS a great hub. Not only that, but it's an example of what can come from the meeting of two entities with complementary interests, viz. Nicotine Solutions and EDBD... Stellar combos, all.

I became aware of Lela's program as a direct result of the Quit for a Cause campaign. My experience with Lela's Introduction to her program garners nothing but thoughts of praise when I look back at it. As it turned out, I was the only one on the call that night, which meant: Lucky me! I had her all to myself.

Not only did I learn a lot, I also had many of my internal theories verified. It was a great conversation that morphed into a 90 minute chat. Stella. My first class will be on the 21st of April. There aren't words in ANY language capable of completely containing the depth of my desire to be smokefree. I tell you, it feels like what I imagine it must be like to be imprisioned. Something else is telling me what I must, can, and will do! Aarugh! Not good. I'll be richer in every aspect of the word when this noose is permanently removed from my mind, body, and psyche. I can't wait!

Thanks, Lela!

Peace and Love,DeeJay (DJH.EDBD)

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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi, DeeJay. I agree with you that the partnership between Nicotine Solutions and Earthday Birthday is a fantastic one! It's all encompassing and well-rounded in the way that it helps people quit smoking, which helps the earth, which helps people. Pretty cool!

It's pretty obvious that you have a serious committment to stop smoking and break free of your chains of habit. I commend you! Lela is great at what she does and I know that she will be an enormous help to get you through the quitting process painlessly.

I won't wish you luck, you don't it. You've got Lela.

Thanks, DeeJay!

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annewalshcoach 7 years ago from Galway, Ireland

Hi ...thanks for the great information and how well put together it is. My father was a heavy smoker (just given them up for let's hope he can stay off them!) and I used to be a social smoker...smokers need kindness and support..not condemnation...most of them do that well enough to themselves. Great to see all the support you are getting. Best wishes Anne agw.edbd

Maralyn mlc.edbd 7 years ago

What a great way of creating a win-win-win all round! ... thanks for doing this! ... Maralyn mlc.edbd

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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi, Anne. You're right when you say that smokers need support rather than condemnation. Making them feel worse about themselves does not help!

Would your dad consider getting extra support via the Quitting for a Cause campaign? Lela could really help him and make the process easier for him.

Thanks so much for coming by and sharing with us.

Maralyn, it is a win-win-win, isn't it? What a wonderful situation! Thank-you for visiting my hub!

Arthur Harris 7 years ago

Excellent article Shirley, even for the sake of health and polluting our planet, all smokers should quit!

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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Arthur. You're right, regardless of the reason, quitting smoking is a good idea.

Peter Holmes 7 years ago

Hey Shirley .. great hub! I wish I had had someone around like Lela when I was giving up almost nine years ago ! "Quitting for a cause" gives you so many other reasons than just your own health. So you are not just letting yourself down you are letting the planet down if you dont quit . I can't even believe I ever did smoke now, it just seems so un natural .. Thanks ..I'll be sure to pass this one on to friends who are still trying to kick the habbit!

Peter Holmes....pfh.edbd

Saving the Earth one click at a time !

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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi, Peter! Good for you for being an EX-smoker, congrats! You're right though, Lela would have been able to make it easier for you.

I hadn't considered the idea of smoking being 'unnatural' but you're right.

Thanks for passing on this on and for coming by to read and comment.

Once again, Kudos on your quitting smoking au natural.

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