Summer Plans to Quit

Summer is approaching! Develop a Quitting Plan That Works for You!

By quitting smoking you are reducing your risk of certain types of lung cancer, coronary heart disease, stroke, and respiratory problems.

Ready to quit smoking? Don’t know where to start?

There are tools that can help you design a quitting plan that will work for you.

Try changing your routine.

Setting realistic goals.

Know your support team. Your friends and family are important in helping you quit smoking.
Find out if there are any programs in your city to help get you on the path to quitting.
For example, Calgary Alberta has smoking cessation programs that help individuals quit smoking. http://www.smokefreecalgary.com/tobaccocessationprogram.php

You are not alone. There are online forums and chatrooms with other people who are also trying to quit smoking or have quit smoking. These are resources that could help you establish yourself in a community that knows what you’re going through.
http://www.healthboards.com/boards/smoking-cessation/

Download the smoking cessation app! Plan a schedule with reminders using Crush the Crave app.
http://crushthecrave.ca/index.php/about-us

Know the facts. Quitting smoking will improve your health.
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hc-ps/tobac-tabac/quit-cesser/index-eng.php
Use the resources that are available to you.
http://www.sk.lung.ca/index.php/protect-your-lungs-mainmenu/quit-smoking#.UX69uT7lrKc
http://www.tobaccofree.org/?gclid=COCUo-_D8LYCFQSCQgodGnIA1A

The summer of 2013 is approaching. Which mean back yard bbqs, a break from school, and hanging out with friends. Establish a realistic quit-smoking plan for this summer. Be aware of your habits, your schedule, and the support system that will help you quit.

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