Make Monday Your Day to Quit… and Stay Quit

We support smokers with weekly tips and a check-in tool and offer a Program Enhancement Guide for tobacco cessation professionals.

Weekly Practices

Improve your chances of quitting by focusing your energy on the reasons why you are quitting. This Monday, make a list of the motivating factors that are driving you to quit smoking.
When you decide to quit smoking, set a quit date to go smokefree. The date will serve as your commitment to get healthy, create a goal, and jump-start the motivation you need to quit. We’ve got some great ideas to help you get started.
Making a New Year’s resolution to quit smoking is a step in the right direction, but it’s not the final step. To maintain a successful quit, a person may have to renew his or her commitment many times throughout the year.
Why not pick a Monday to quit smoking? Mondays provide you with 52 opportunities for a fresh start on the first day of the week, for a whole year. Learn four tips that can help you get started.
Our most popular articles of 2021 reflected a strong desire to understand the benefits of quitting in terms of time, money, and health, as well as learn different techniques to reduce triggers and the urge to smoke. 
Smokers know that cigarette cravings can strike unexpectedly, but being prepared for these moments can help you resist these urges when they inevitably arise. One simple technique that can be applied at any moment is deep breathing.
Quit Covid feature
Although there’s no direct evidence connecting cigarette smoking with an increased likelihood of contracting COVID-19, people with a history of cigarette use are at a higher risk of developing serious respiratory illnesses.
This holiday season, let your loved ones support your quit from afar. A virtual check-in system allows you to use your network of friends and family to keep you committed to your quit, even when you're not under the same roof.

Stay on Top of Your Quit with Our New Check-In Tool

With the Quit & Stay Quit Monday Check-in Tool, you can “check-in” every Monday to get useful tips and practices to help you regardless of where you are in your quit process. Building motivation? Feeling triggered? In need of a support buddy? We have resources for you.

Success Stories

To reach its Native American and Spanish-speaking residents, the Pima County Health Department tasked Quit and Stay Quit Monday to provide 12-weeks of specialized smoking cessation materials.
The "Quit Now West Virginia" campaign applied the Quit & Stay Quit Monday concept, and designed a multi-pronged approach modeled after prior state-wide QSQM campaigns, like Virginia Department of Health’s program.
The partnership between QSQM and CEASE is an important one because it shows how wellness programs can be enhanced and embellished through the adoption of the Monday Refresh or weekly cue to recommit to your goal.

Start a Quit & Stay Quit Monday Program

Find the resources you need to start a Quit & Stay Quit Monday tobacco cessation program in your community.