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A Stop Smoking Toolbox

There isn’t too much innovation in the field of anti-smoking products.

Most of the advice is to quit cold turkey, or if you can’t do that, to ease off with nicotine replacement products.

This is why you want to visit: WarmerTurkey.com.

Practical and Helpful

If you’ve already tried everything else, this website offers something a little more offbeat.

Warmer Turkey is a new startup founded by three ex-smokers who understand the many facets of quitting smoking.

They will be launching a new subscription box this summer which promises to include items that will enable you to cope with withdrawal, occupy your time, and stay motivated to quit.

Your Stop Smoking Toolbox

WarmerTurkey has put together a smoking cessation toolbox, tools that have successfully helped smokers quit their addiction and re-focus their attention onto something positive.

This only works if someone is dedicated to quitting, you can’t force a change no matter how positive it may be. If you are dedicated to quitting, but have gone back to old habits time and time again, let them help you!

Once you subscribe from the website, you (or someone you love) will receive items that will enable you to cope with withdrawal, occupy your time, and stay motivated to quit–right at your door each month!

Finally Support That Really Helps!

Their hope is that in the quit smoking toolbox, you will find everything you need to get you through your short term cravings, so that you can enjoy the long term benefits of looking better, smelling better, having more money in your pocket, and living longer.

You can pre-order your own box now at Warmerturkey.com, or follow @WarmerTurkey on twitter for updates!

Women Celebrating Smoke Free Lives

Smoke Free Women is an organization serving as a resource for women who are looking to quit smoking, as well as acting as a support system for women who have already quit.

Approximately one in five American women is a smoker. Almost 80% of them have a desire to quit.

Created by the Tobacco Control Research Branch of the National Cancer Institute, Smoke Free Women offers women and their friends and family help on achieving this goal.

Smoke Free Women: Help Quitting

Stubbed out CigaretteThe Smoke Free Women website offers many different quit-smoking resources, including:

  • an online cessation guide designed by health professionals and ex-smokers;
  • information database on various smoking related issues and quitting topics, such as the benefits of quitting, depression, pregnancy and smoking, second hand smoke, stress and weight concerns, and withdrawal symptoms;
  • various quizzes to help gauge mental status and interpersonal relationships;
  • information for numerous quit lines featuring health councilors and web resources; and
  • a publications library of information on quitting, pregnancy and smoking, smoking later in life, and more.

Celebrating Smoke Free Voices

To celebrate the one year anniversary of the creation of the Smoke Free Women website, the organization established a video contest. This inspiring contest was to provide a platform for people to creatively express themselves in self-made videos that were entered in one of two categories.

The first category was open for videos focusing on the topic “Why I am a smoke free women.” Entrants were encouraged to enter videos that explained why they stay smoke free, their reasons for quitting, and what it means to be a smoke free woman.

Video Winner: Why I am a Smoke Free Woman

The second category was the topic “Why I want YOU to be smoke free,” giving friends or relatives of smokers an opportunity to share why they wanted a loved one to be smoke free.

Video Winner: Why I Want You to be Smoke Free

Smoke Free Women has helped women from across the country with their smoking cessation needs, and the videos of success from these women are truly inspirational.

Reference:  Smoke Free Women [http://women.smokefree.gov]

WebQuit Nationwide Stop Smoking Study Offers Free Tools and Support

Would you like to quit smoking in the next 30 days?

Bloggers nationwide are sharing the news about a nationwide smoking cessation study being conducted by Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Fred Hutch (for short) is a world leader in cancer research, treatment, and prevention. This new program aims to improve the effectiveness of web-based smoking cessation programs.

The study will be quite powerful and important. Imagine cutting through all the stop smoking methods to find core programs and methods that offer the best results.

Smoking is the No 1 cause of preventable death in the United States. Also, people are turning to online programs to quit because the programs are inexpensive and convenient. Online stop smoking programs also give the person a way to get support without having to physically travel to support groups and offer privacy while trying to quit.

Because smoking addiction may be a little different for each person, tailoring a program to a person’s specific physical, emotional, and mental addictions and characteristics may help save thousands of lives each year.

Getting Free From CigarettesThe Fred Hutch study is seeking thousands of participants who want to be free of their habit! By joining the study a smoker could in turn offer information that may help others down the road.

Also those who join the study will receive many FREE perks! WebQuit offers interactive tools for dealing more effectively with smoking urges. Study members also receive step by-step guides for quitting smoking, personalized plans for quitting and remaining smoke-free, and even electronic links for reaching one-on-one expert help for quitting.

CiggyFree.com invites you to join, you could be free within 30 days!

Get started, buy visiting > WebQuit.com

Kick Butts Day(s) the Young People’s Great American Smoke Out

Quitting smoking is hard.

And the more help and support that we can give smokers to help them quit, the better off we all – men, women, children, dogs, cats, etc. will be.

March 24th was the 15th Annual Kick Butts day celebrated across the country.

Kids and young adults across the country will stand up to ask legislators to protect them from the tobacco industry. Protect them? The tobacco industry is not pulling teens and young adults out of their beds, homes or schools and telling them that they must smoke cigarettes or else.

Kick Butts Day – Are They Sending the Wrong Message?

toxic cigsThe way this Kick Butts Day is designed is open for discussion, because the creators of the day are pointing fingers at the legislators, the tobacco industry and everyone else except those that are currently smoking. Why should just legislators and the tobacco industry get all the blame? Yes, advertising campaigns that target youth is an indirect way to entice young adults to start smoking, but they didn’t force them …did they? Why are the creators of this day not also taking responsibility?

What if the Kick Butts Day focused more on getting teens and young adults to quit if they have started smoking and their friends rallying in support of them quitting. The day could commemorate the commitment to quitting, like a commitment to sobriety. The Kick Butts Day could be rallying around those that we know smoke and asking them to commit to quitting while also pointing them to support systems to help them.

What if we also celebrated those who have quit! Honoring them for taking responsibility for their life, health, and the impact smoking has on their loved ones. We could also remember  those we have lost to cigarette smoking.

Putting a Positive Spin on a Positive Effort

We have rehabs for alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling, perhaps we need more rehab centers offering innovative approaches to smoking cessation. And we don’t need rehab centers because if we can rally to vote, rally to fight for healthcare, then we can rally to help teens and young people quit on the Kick Butts Day.

So let’s take a step to help smokers stop. An educational and positive spin on this day could implemented, instead of just name calling, or what some might label as cry baby blaming and finger pointing at legislators and the tobacco industry. The Kick Butt Day creators could make this a day of positive action rather than a day of focusing on negative reaction.

A Different Approach

Let’s think about this a moment.

Kick Butts Day could be a rally cry one day each month of the year. One day a month could be a way to check in and hold accountable those who have made the commitment to quit smoking.

One day a month and if that is too much then one day every three months those that have committed to smoking will be obligated to answer to their peers, parents, friends, etc. as to what they are doing and if in fact they have quit.

Diaries should be kept on a daily basis so that the potential quitters are mindful of what they have promised to do and make note of the bad habits that keep them from fulfilling their commitment to quit smoking.

This would certainly be a morale booster for those who have quit and an example to peers and those who want to kick but have been afraid to try.

Kick Butts Day could create a movement to eradicate the need to smoke if we focus inwards instead of outwards.

notable references:

Georgia Kids ‘Kick Butts’ on March 24 – CNBC

On March 26 at Manteo High School in Manteo, students will hold a cigarette butt cleanup to determine if the tobacco-free campus policy is successful. …

STUDENTS at Joseph Priestley College tackled the effects of smoking in association with National No Smoking Day last week.