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Personalized Reasons for Quitting Tobacco Use

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Personalized Reasons for Quitting Tobacco Use

Personalized Reasons for Quitting Tobacco Use

(Stated in positive terms)

For Any User

• Save money. Money not spent on tobacco products, insurance costs, and health services will be available for personal benefit

• Feel better

• Improve ability to exercise, perform better in sports

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This printable booklet explains why quitting is hard, benefits of quitting, resources available to help with the mental and physical aspects of addiction, other methods of quitting, success rates, and concerns related to quitting, such as weight gain.
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American Cancer Society
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Quit Tips reproduced from Glynn and Manley, 1998
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Glynn and Manley, 1998
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How Can I Quit Smoking? is a PDF guide to smoking cessation by the American Heart Association
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American Heart Association
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SOS is an alternative recovery method for those alcoholics or drug addicts who are uncomfortable with the spiritual content of widely available 12-Step programs. SOS takes a reasonable, secular approach to recovery and maintains that sobriety is a separate issue from religion or spirituality (From their Website).
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Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS)
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Women For Sobriety, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women overcome alcoholism and other addictions (From their Website).
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Women For Sobriety, Inc
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Relaxation Techniques

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Techniques for relaxation

Relaxation Techniques

Realizing and accepting your alcohol problem can cause a lot of stress, and quitting drinking can be
even more stressful. This handout provides instructions for 2 relaxation techniques to help relieve some
of your stress. You may find that making a tape of the exercises may be helpful. Regular practice is the
key to having these skills ready when you need them!

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Smokefree.gov (http://smokefree.gov/) provides free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of people trying to quit smoking.
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National Cancer Institute
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The Foundation for a Smokefree America was founded in 1989 by Patrick Reynolds, a grandson of the founder of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. A former pack-a-day smoker, Patrick saw his father, oldest brother and other relatives die from cigarette-induced emphysema, heart disease and cancer. (From their website)
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TobaccoFree.org
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Setting a Quit Date

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Tips for setting a quit date for tobacco products.

How to Choose the Right Time to Quit

Many smokers have a desire to quit and have contemplated quitting. The majority have thought about quitting someday. Some people will be receptive to trying now or even trying again. People who have tried to quit before may be highly motivated. They truly desire to quit, but their self-confidence might be very low since they have not been successful in the past.

Tips for Setting a Quit Date

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