QuitNet celebrates the Great American Smokeout!

Since the 1970s, the American Cancer Society has been urging smokers to quit on the third Thursday of November as part of the Great American Smokeout. Even if you’ve already quit, today is a great day to encourage a friend or family member to do the same!

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Do you know someone who might need a little support in their quit? Today’s the day to invite them to QuitNet, where the community support has been going strong for 20 years and counting.

Sometimes all it takes to get started on your quit is to pledge not to smoke for just one day. Each day, thousands from the QuitNet community take the daily pledge not to smoke, encourage one another to keep the quit throughout the day, and then do it all again the next day! Before long, you could be days, months, or even years into a strong quit. It all starts with one smoke-free day.

 

QuitNet turns 20!

The QuitNet community has many milestones to celebrate today.

QuitNet has been connecting thousands of members on their quit-smoking journey since 1995, making it the Internet’s longest-running quit-smoking site. The heart of the site has always been the community that uses it. On QuitNet’s 20th birthday, we’re celebrating this community along with another important milestone: today, QuitNet added its 20,000th member since relaunching in March!

Our community continues to grow, all while honoring its important legacy. Watch the video below and celebrate with us - you might even spot a few of your friends from the Q!

Thank you and KTQ.

Help us celebrate 20 years of QuitNet!

QuitNet is 20 years old this month! We're creating a short video to celebrate our birthday and tell the QuitNet story, and you're invited to be part of it. Whether you've been here since the beginning or you just joined, we want to hear from you - on video or in a photo.

If you live far away, you can create your own video with your smartphone, iPad, or computer.

Make sure your video includes your first name, number of days, months, or years quit (or when you plan to quit if you haven't yet!), your biggest motivation to quit smoking, or a moment when QuitNet helped you with your quit. The video should be 30 seconds or less. If you use your smartphone to record it, please make sure you hold the phone horizontally, on its side (as demonstrated by Alan in the photo to the right).

Or, you can send us a still photo of yourself holding up a piece of paper with the following information on it: number of days, months, or years quit, and either your biggest motivation for staying quit or a message of thanks to the QuitNet community.

If you live in or near the Boston area, we can make a video for you! You can tour QuitNet headquarters, meet me and other QuitNet staff, and sit for a few minutes with our in-house videographer.

Your story is the most important one we can tell. Please email your photo or video to social@quitnet.com, or write us at this same address if you're nearby and want to come in and do your video at QN headquarters.

Thanks and KTQ!

Save the posts you love the most!

Ever read a post that was inspiring, funny, helpful, or silly (maybe even all at once!), and wished you could save it for later? Now you can! QuitNet’s new bookmarking feature lets you save posts, so you can read them again and again.

To save a post to your bookmarks, press the small row of three gray dots on the bottom left side of any post. Next, select “Bookmark post” to save it to your bookmarks. You’re all set!

You can bookmark any post you see, including your own. They’ll appear in the order you bookmarked them on a new tab in your redesigned profile. Other members can also come to your profile and see what you've bookmarked. The bookmarks are yours to keep, and you can re-read or share them with the QuitNet community whenever you like. Happy bookmarking!

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We’ve freshened up the feed!

The QuitNet team has been working hard on the look and feel of the feed, and you’ll notice some new things when you visit. You’ll see a thinner header up at the top, slightly different colors, and new fonts. All of these things combine to create a more cohesive experience when you read and post!


We’ve also moved a few things, and it may take a little bit of time to get used to the placement of the comment and smile buttons. We hope that putting them closer to one another will make it easier for members to comment and smile when they’re using mobile devices.

Most importantly, these updates are laying the groundwork for some other improvements you’ll see in the coming weeks. Stay tuned – we’ll be back with more soon!