May 13-19 is National Women’s Health Week, and a time to be reminded of the positive decisions that women can make for the sake of their health. From joints and gums to bones and stomachs, smoking affects nearly every aspect of a person’s body. Women who smoke face additional risks, and acknowledging these during Women’s Health Week can be an important reminder about the many reasons to quit for good.
If you’re visiting QuitNet, chances are good that you’ve quit smoking, are planning to quit, or are curious about what quitting might look like for you. For those who haven’t quit yet, this stage is an important one, because it’s when you’re figuring out some important parts of your upcoming quit.
At QuitNet, we talk most often about quitting smoking – but combustible tobacco isn’t the only type of tobacco that’s harmful to your health. Many people join QuitNet for support to stop using smokeless tobacco, too.
A Quit Kit is an emergency stash of crave-busters that you put together in advance, ready to open in a time of need. Many people build their Quit Kits to address the “5 D’s” of working through a crave: delay, distract, drink water, deep breaths, and discuss.
Quitting smoking in a household where others smoke can be a challenge. Thankfully, we’ve seen on QuitNet that many people have still found success, despite cigarettes still being nearby. Many QuitNet members (and our online coaches, Vikki C. and Bette A.) have shared their advice over the years. Here are some of our favorites.