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5 Myths About Quitting Smoking

If you or someone you know is thinking about quitting smoking, congratulations!  We want you to know you can quit and stay quit—without excuses!  Here are the top five myths about quitting smoking we hear in the Quit Tobacco Program at HealthNet. Myth 1:  I have to set a quit date. Fact:  Some quit smoking [...]

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Know Your Tobacco Products and Help Someone Quit!

When you think of tobacco, you probably think of cigarette smoking.  While cigarettes are the most popular form of tobacco, there are more products available than ever before to keep people addicted to nicotine and tobacco companies in big business.  Many items look so different from traditional tobacco products that you may have seen people [...]

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Preparing Yourself to Quit Smoking

It’s no secret that cigarette smoking is harmful to the human body. It’s also rare to come across someone who smokes who hasn’t tried to quit, is trying to quit or plans to quit in the future. In fact the American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that 70% of people who smoke say they want to [...]

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Today is National Kick Butts Day!

Post by Stacey Chappell March 19 marks the 19th annual Kick Butts Day!  What exactly is Kick Butts Day?  This day was marked by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids to encourage youth to take a stand against ‘Big Tobacco’.  Youth and adults nationwide are encouraged to contribute to this cause by raising awareness of tobacco [...]

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Be A Quitter For One Day!

Today is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout! Did you know that quitting for just one day can make a big difference in your health? HealthNet’s Tobacco Cessation Coordinator, Stacey Chappell, gives tips on quitting! What is the Great American Smokeout (GASO)? The Great American Smokeout (GASO) is a nationwide event held each year [...]

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What are your resolutions for 2012?? Is it going smoke-free??

Yup….it is New Year’s resolution time!! This post was originally posted a year ago, but we thought it was deifnitely worth a re-post! More than four in five smokers say they want to quit.  Research shows that you are twice as likely to succeed if you join a tobacco cessation program that includes ongoing support.  [...]

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Everybody loves a quitter…

In the technical sense of the word, I have ALWAYS been a smoker, but I didn’t actively start smoking until I was 18. Like many have done in the past, Delorus Alderman started smoking at the age of 18.  It was part of the culture at that time.  There weren’t any laws banning smoking ANYWHERE.  [...]

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