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

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This Monday is a good time to think about how secondhand smoke from your smoking can impact your loved ones, children and pets.
Take a deep breath to reset and renew your efforts to quit on Monday. It’s a dependable method to control stress and nicotine cravings. It also allows you to expel stale air and inhale a true breath of fresh air.
Smoking damages the immune system, making your body less capable of fighting off infection and disease, but quitting smoking can help your body reverse the negative effects of cigarettes.
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Keeping your mouth, mind, and body busy can help you overcome cravings. Here are five things you can do when you feel the urge to smoke.
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Managing stress is about shifting focus away from problematic situations and towards something positive or productive. Use drawing as a way to calm your mind and relieve stress without a cigarette.
High-intensity workouts don’t require a lot of time or equipment, but they do offer an escape from daily stressors. This Monday, replace cigarettes with jabs and jumping jacks.
Relieve stress without cigarettes by using the 5-4-3-2-1 Coping Technique, a practice which uses all five of your senses to bring greater awareness to your current state-of-being.
Many smokers cope with stress by sparking up a cigarette, but understanding of the different types and degrees of stress can help you manage these feelings without the use of tobacco products.

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 Virginia Department of Health partnered with Quit and Stay Quit Monday to promote the adoption of tobacco-free workplace policies with the ultimate goal of increasing employee utilization of the state’s quitline.
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

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