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This Year Get Prepared to Quit Smoking --The Great American Smokeout November 16, 2017

Updated on May 24, 2017

Have You participated in trying to quit on a Great American Smokeout?

How long did you quit smoking when you quit on a Great American Smokeout day in the past?

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Are You Really Going To Try To Quit Cold Turkey Again?

How long have your last attempts of quitting smoking lasted on The Great American Smokeout?

Do something different this year. Instead of going cold turkey with no preparation try getting prepared to quit. Quitting smoking doesn't have to be painful and temporary.

The smoking habit is multifaceted and takes time to change

You Can Quit Smoking With Ease


To stop smoking permanently you will need to change your

  • behaviors
  • routines
  • learn how to deal with emotions
  • detoxify yourself from the nicotine
  • allow your body time to adjust
  • change your attitude about the process of quitting
  • learn how not to substitute food for smoking so you won't gain weight when you stop smoking

Get Ready To Quit Smoking

On the day of the Great American Smokeout this year, November 17, 2016 instead of being one of those smokers that quits cold turkey for that one day and then goes back to smoking the next day; learn how to prepare yourself to quit smoking forever and be happy about it!.

We've come a long way since the 1971 cold turkey days

The newest invention in 1971 was a pocket calculator.... come on

Check out what happens to your body when you quit smoking cold turkey

It takes 21 days for your body to form a habit. Cold turkey is painful-- Friends don't let Friends go cold turkey.

Hey Corporate America! Let's scrap The Great???? American Smokeout -- I know you still don't wear lime green polyester leisure suits to work! (Ok,ok-- I get a little carried away)


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    • Dixie W profile image

      Dixie W 8 years ago from Odessa, Texas

      Where does she work? She had way more restraint than I do I used to barely make it to the front door of my building.:) This is the best hub I have read yet. Informative but extremely entertaining.

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      Lela Bryan 9 years ago from Alameda, CA

      Thanks for stopping by Sheryl,

      do share!!!!


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      Sheryl 9 years ago

      Terrific engaging page Lela. While not a smoker, I know a few and will share this.

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      Lela Bryan 9 years ago from Alameda, CA

      Hi David,

      Thank you so much for your great words! Has it been that long since you went through my program and quit smoking! 1993!

      Wow! Thanks for checking in!!!


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      Lela Bryan 9 years ago from Alameda, CA

      Hi Jamster, 

      Thanks for commenting ..iI guess that some people like yourself just set their minds to it...It took more than that for me.

      You are right your mind set is a part of it!!



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      Gee David g. 9 years ago

      This is a certified non-smoker from Lela's class in 1993. I am afraid

      one day of no smoke will not cut it...attend Lela's class now...don't wait it now.....a graduate....

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      Jamster2759 9 years ago

      It is all about the mindset from cigarettes are a bad habit, to the concept that you are ADDICTED to nicotine, Once I made that jump, I was able to quit successfully.

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      Lela Bryan 9 years ago


      I am soooo glad you are enjoying the class! You are so much to have in the class!!

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      Lela Bryan 9 years ago from Alameda, CA


      Thank you for stopping by to to comment!!


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      Nancy Marmolejo 9 years ago

      Hi Lela:

      Great to see you continuing the awesome work you do!


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      Cindy Lawson 9 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Great Hub Lela, and I for one am finding your Nicotine Solutions course really beneficial. I just can't wait for the actual quit date to arrive now as I am so confident that this time I can actually do it because of the fantastic support, and assignments you are providing us all with.