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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Deep breathing can be a dependable method to control stress and nicotine cravings. Take a deep breath to reset and renew your efforts to quit on Monday.
Nicotine Replacement Therapies (NRTs) are effective tools that can help reduce withdrawal feelings by giving you a small controlled dose of nicotine. Research shows that NRTs are safe and that they can dramatically increase your chances of a sustained quit.
Even if you’ve slipped up once or twice over the course of the month, you’ve still made monumental progress — and now it’s time to reap the rewards.
Mindful eating can help you appreciate the taste of food, reduce your risk of over eating, and help you stick to healthier eating habits as your appetite returns.
Good preparation is key when you quit smoking. An often overlooked form of prep is to dispose of all physical reminders of smoking, including your cigarettes, matches, ashtrays, and lighters.
An affirmation is positive messaging that you can repeat to yourself during times of internal crisis. Repeat these mini mantras to yourself to help react and manage cravings when they inevitably strike.
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Goals are essential to a successful quit. When you know where you’re going, the way becomes clear. This Monday, we’ve got five easy tips to help you quit smoking.
There’s no doubt, quitting smoking is hard, particularly in a social setting. Make this Monday about being prepared to face your social triggers to make it easier.

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

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