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

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.
This Monday, reduce your stress and desire for a cigarette by toning down your daily caffeine intake.
This Monday, skip the smoke break and listen to a special playlist if you feel stressed.
Progressive muscle relaxation is a technique that can be used to control stress, in addition to anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain.
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.
Low-intensity physical exercise like yoga, dancing, or weight training can be powerful tools to manage quit-related stress.

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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