Breathing is second nature and most of us breathe about 18 to 20 times a minute without even thinking about it! To stay fit and healthy throughout our lifetime, we need to take care of our lungs. Nearly 87% of lung cancers are smoking related. Below are resources that can help you to quit smoking.
The American Lung Association supports the quitter in you, and we’re here for you every step of the way with tools, tips and support. The important thing is to keep trying to quit, until you quit for good.
Freedom From Smoking® Online, or FFS Online, is a program specifically designed for adults, like you, who want to quit smoking. It’s an adaptation of the American Lung Association’s gold standard, group clinic that has helped thousands of smokers to quit for good. The program takes you through several lessons first, ensuring that solid information about preparing to quit is given before Quit Day. Go ahead and progress through the lessons and modules until you complete the entire program. The beauty of FFS Online is that it can be accessed day or night, seven days a week, on any schedule you choose.
Women enrolled in the program attend four prenatal sessions where they receive information on smoking cessation and take a carbon monoxide breath test. If a woman quits successfully before delivery, she may come monthly to take a breath test and receive $25 worth of diapers every month for up to 1 year as long as she stays quit.
SmokefreeTXT is a mobile text messaging service designed to provide 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to help smokers quit smoking and stay quit.
QuitGuide is a free app that helps you understand your smoking patterns and build the skills needed to become and stay smokefree.
Quitting cold turkey can work for some people; however, many find it too difficult to stick with and have more success tapering off
There are many aids to help you with the cravings and withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting.
The smoker's body is used to getting regular doses of a powerful drug called nicotine. When the body no longer gets the nicotine it craves, the smoker often goes through an uncomfortable, temporary process called nicotine withdrawal.
The videos linked may be helpful as you prepare to stop smoking cigarettes. You may also call the Colorado QuitLine for additional assistance: 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669).