Wow! Thanksgiving is over and now the pre-season festivites of Christmas start right when we just resolved to quit and stay quit on the Great American Smoke Out or are planning to quit as our New Year's Resolution! A lot of triggers and a lot of pressure to quit at the same time! What's an EXer to do?
My suggestion is to stay close to BecomeanEX and get lots of support about your Quit Journey, and daily Fortify your Quititude!!! One of the best ways I fortify my quititude is with KNOW YOUR ENEMY because KNOWLEDGE IS POWER! In that spirit, weekly I share the latest from the news articles around the country and even the world!
Take Smoking Will Rot Your Brain! I think it says it all, but after all we're Addicts so it's tough to break through our Addictive Thinking, isn't it? So there's some great articles about smoking cessation in here, too! That's the carrot!
And here's the stick! If you don't decide to quit, there are many social, professional, even legal consequences to add to your reasons for quitting! But the best reason of all is because you're worth it! Do it for you! Reading KNOW YOUR ENEMY is a big help!
SECOND HAND SMOKE
Secondhand smoke a problem at five major airports, CDC says
60 Percent of Big Cities Have Smoking Bans
Time to pass a statewide smoke-free workplace ban
Passive smoking can make you Deaf!
Smoking bans pick up momentum on college campuses, despite protests
SMOKING AND YOUR HEALTH
Smoking Will ‘Rot’ Your Brain
You can quit smoking, and there are many ways to try
Give the Gift of a Healthier You: Stop smoking
Do smoking signs make us want to smoke?
SMOKING AND YOUTH
Unpopular kids more likely to smoke as adults: study
SMOKING AND YOUR JOB
More employers demand applicants quit smoking
Tobacco company appeals in cigarette samples case
Big Tobacco's little favours
SMOKING AROUND THE WORLD
Tanzania: Child Labour in Tobacco Farms Even Worse Thing
SMOKING AND THE ENVIRONMENT
GreenSpace: Banishing the ugly butts