Great quotes to help quit smoking

Sometimes you come across a quote or saying, and you think, gosh so true, I will remember that. Maybe those words give you a gentle push in the right direction or the ever necessary “reality check.” Here to share with you are some of life’s quotes that are especially powerful for smokers to help quit smoking. “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” ~ Dolly Parton Thus as an analogy for quitting smoking – run through the rainy bits, mind the potholes and keep your eye on the road ahead, and you’ll reach your goal. “It is not how many years we live, but what we do with them.” ~ Evangeline Booth If some die-hard smoker scoffs at you, “you’ve got to die of something,” remember you don’t need sad fatalists to help quit smoking, you want to enjoy your life free of guilt and worry. Winners take action, losers just criticize. “I just need enough to tide me over until I need more!” ~ Anonymous This quote is really about money, but could easily be about the addictive nicotine habit. Same old niggle about whether you’ve got some, how it controls you, each hit only relieves you until the next smoke so the satisfaction is only temporary, always on your mind like a dragon on your…

November Is a Great Time to Quit Smoking

November Is a Great Time to Quit Smoking

November is a great time to try again to kick the smoking habit. I say “again” because, as a 30-year-smoker who tried to quit for 25 of those years, I’m pretty sure all smokers try to quit again and again. During November, carrying on the work of journalist Peter Jennings, ABC News is presenting a series of reports on quitting smoking and lung cancer prevention. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and November 17th is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout. It’s a perfect time for the 51 million Americans who still smoke cigarettes to make a serious effort at quitting so they won’t be part of the 160,000 who die from smoking each year in the U.S. There is help, especially during November. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Cancer Institute, and the North American Quitline Consortium is providing resources to help people quit smoking. There’s a national network of quitlines, 1-800-QUIT-NOW, which automatically connects callers to their state-based quitlines, and to the Web site smokefree.gov ( http://www.smokefree.gov ) for additional resources on quitting and lung cancer. ABCNews.com is devoting a portion of its Web site to “Quit to Live: Fighting Lung Cancer.” The section includes links to smoking cessation resources; and a “Quitters Blog” documenting peoples’ attempts to quit smoking. The Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout helps smokers quit cigarettes for at…

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