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National Day of Encouragment

September 12th is National Encouragement. Today’s post will have some quotes to hopefully encourage those thinking about quitting, are in the process of doing so, or are well on their way of maintaining a tobacco free lifestyle.

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The Quotes

  • “Quitting smoking is like hitting a reset button for your body. Everything starts to work properly again.” – Anonymous
  • “If you can quit for a day, you can quit for a lifetime.” – Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar
  • “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Checking your ego, abandoning it, letting it go, is a huge part of recovery from addiction.”- Susannah Grant
  • “I smoked because it was smart. I quit for the same reason.” – Anonymous
  • “We cannot, in a moment, get rid of habits of a lifetime.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “All the suffering, stress, and addiction comes from not realizing you already are what you are looking for.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • “The key is focusing on the positive. Build up the good things in life and the smoking will go away by itself.” -Anonymous
  • “Don’t thinking of it as quitting, think of it as gaining.” – Anonymous
  • “I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies for the hardest victory is over self.” – Aristotle
  • “This is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time.” – Libba Bray
  • “Today just might be the best day to start seriously thinking about quitting smoking.” – Alexander Woolcott
  • “Every time you try to quit smoking you are actually getting closer to staying smokefree.” – Henry Ford
  • “You are greater than your addiction.” – Nasia Davos

Feel free to share what’s helped you in the comments. It might help someone else in their journey.

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Be a quitter, with tobacco, it’s perfectly okay to be one!

  • Adult Resources for Quitting
    • Alaska Quitline: call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or text READY 34191. Additional services are available if you are pregnant and/or dealing with a behavioral health condition.
    • Freedom From Smoking: offers groups (where facilitators are located), online support, or a self-help guide.
    • Veteran Services: call 1-855-QUIT-VET (English & Spanish), text VET to 47848, or use the VA’s quit tobacco app
    • Military Services: learn about what Tricare covers and see what some of the branches offer for helping you quit.
    • Asian Smoker Quitline: offers services in Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, & Vietnamese
    • Smokefree.Gov: general tips and resources. Specific info available for: women, veteran’s, teens, Spanish speaking folks, and those over 60.
  • Teen Resources for Quitting
    • Live Vape Free: text VAPEFREE to 873373
    • Not for Me: online program from the American Lung Association
    • This is Quitting: teens and young adults can text DITCHVAPE to 88709
    • Smokefree Teen: tips and other info for quitting. Also offers an app and texting services to help you quit.
    • Not on Tobacco: group program, where facilitators are located. Check with your school or youth serving organization to see if they offer it.

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