2013 is Your Year to Quit Smoking!
Basic Facts That May Help You Quit Smoking
FACT: Cigarette smoking causes approximately 440,000 deaths annually in the United States. It is also the most preventable cause of death in the country.
FACT: Smoking is associated with an increased risk for at least 15 types of cancers. In fact, it is the most important risk factor for lung cancer.
FACT: More than 8.6 million people in the United States have at least one serious illness caused by smoking.
FACT: Research has shown that women who smoke during pregnancy are at increased risk of pregnancy complications, premature deliveries, low-birth-weight infants, stillbirths, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
FACT: An estimated $92 billion in productivity losses occurs annually from deaths due to smoking. The economic costs of smoking are more than $167 billion, including an additional $75.5 billion in smoking-related medical expenditures.
FACT: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is currently the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., 85-90 % of all COPD cases are directly attributed to smoking. 12 million Americans currently have COPD, another 12 million likely have the disease and are not even aware of it. The cost of COPD to the nation in 2002 was estimated to be $32.1 billion.
Quitting smoking is very difficult. It takes some individuals many attempts before they are successful. The key is to not quit quitting!
How To Quit Smoking- Even if You Don't Want To!
It is true that you do not have to want to quit smoking but you do have to want to change something about how you make decisions. It is not complicated. As a matter of fact it is all very easy.
By doing the exercises and following through with the plan you will "see" exactly what is holding you on to cigarettes. When you "see" what is keeping you addicted it becomes a whole lot easier to let go. This book will show you how to eliminate 75% of the nicotine fits, if not more.
Second-hand Smoke- Quit For Your Children
How to help Children Avoid Second-hand Smoke
If you must smoke, take your butt outside. ~Author Unknown
Quitting smoking is a great gift to give your child,and it is the single most important thing you can do for your health.
1. If parents or caregivers will not quit smoking, do not smoke in areas where your child spends most of their time or around your child.
- Smoke outside in a special jacket to keep smoke off your clothes, or avoid smoking at home.
- At a minimum, smoke in one room that the child does not go into.
- Do not smoke in the car (even if the child is not present) as smoke stays in the car upholstery.
2. Reinforce with your child the need to avoid tobacco smoke.
- Encourage them to leave the room if someone is smoking.
- Practice assertiveness skills to ask someone to stop smoking around them or ask an adult for assistance in removing them from the situation.
1. Describe the situation; just the facts: "Smoke bothers my breathing."
2. Say how you feel: "I can't breathe well and it scares me." Don't blame the other person for your feelings.
3. Ask for a specific & small change: "Could you please stop smoking near me?"
4. Say how this change will make you feel: "It will make it easier for me to breathe and I will feel better."
Find Your Reason to Quit Smoking - Perfect gift for anyone who smokes.
Packed with inspirational messages -- one for each minute of the day and night -- this book will help you or your loved one quit smoking. It's a humorous, touching, and above all, convincing source of strength for soon-to-be-ex-smokers. This is the perfect gift for anyone who smokes.
A Smoker's Lungs
Worried About Weight Gain When You Quit?
You Can Quit Smoking Without Gaining Weight
Have you gained weight after quitting smoking...and gone back to smoking with hopes of losing the weight?
Based on the American Lung Association's smoking cessation program, here is expert advice on how to quit smoking in a healthy way that allows you to kick the habit without ruining your waistline.
Includes meal plan suggestions, recipes, and snack ideas!
Smoking and Impotence...
Stop Smoking Self-Help
Helpful Tobacco Cessation Resources - There are some circles in America where it seems to be more socially acceptable to carry a hand-gun than a packet of cigar
- The Quit Smoking Shop
Find smoking cessation tools, along with nutrition and motivational books to help you on your path to leading a smoke free life.
- The Cost of Smoking
How much does your cigarette smoking cost you?
- Lung Cancer Risk Assessment
This prediction tool can assess a long-term smoker's risk of developing lung cancer in the next 10 years based on the person's age, sex, smoking history, and asbestos exposure.