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

Quit Drawing Feature
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.
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.
Some people associate cigarettes with certain foods or mealtimes and cutting smoking out of your life may be harder if you stick to these consumption habits. This Monday, you can change that by replacing or cutting these foods and drinks out of your meals
Quit Environment Feature
Let’s clear the air: quitting smoking isn’t just good for your health; it’s also good for the health of the planet. This Monday, consider how smoking affects the air inside and outside.
Smoking-related changes to your skin don’t appear instantaneously; wrinkles in the face and inner arms may remain dormant for years and only start to appear after a decade of smoking.
Practicing meditation can aid with smoking cessation and act as a natural replacement to the relaxing effects of nicotine.
Quit smoking on Monday – it’s the perfect day to begin a smoke-free life. It seems Monday is the day people will most likely engage in healthy behaviors. So, why wait until a birthday, anniversary, or New Year’s to quit smoking when you have a Monday right around the corner?
Weight gain is a common concern for cigarette smokers looking to quit. This Monday try exercise which can act as a healthy appetite suppressant.

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.