If you’re visiting QuitNet, chances are good that you’ve quit smoking, are planning to quit, or are curious about what quitting might look like for you. For those who haven’t quit yet, this stage is an important one, because it’s when you’re figuring out some important parts of your upcoming quit.
At QuitNet, we talk most often about quitting smoking – but combustible tobacco isn’t the only type of tobacco that’s harmful to your health. Many people join QuitNet for support to stop using smokeless tobacco, too.
A Quit Kit is an emergency stash of crave-busters that you put together in advance, ready to open in a time of need. Many people build their Quit Kits to address the “5 D’s” of working through a crave: delay, distract, drink water, deep breaths, and discuss.
Quitting smoking in a household where others smoke can be a challenge. Thankfully, we’ve seen on QuitNet that many people have still found success, despite cigarettes still being nearby. Many QuitNet members (and our online coaches, Vikki C. and Bette A.) have shared their advice over the years. Here are some of our favorites.
If you’re a member of QuitNet, you’ll be familiar with Michael G. and Jenny G., the husband-and-wife duo responsible for the Eye Opener Pledge each morning. What you may not know is that these two have a long history of working alongside each other: first as high school students in the local grocery store, and many years later as they quit smoking together! In our brief interview, we learned more about what brought these two together, how they quit smoking, and the story behind the Eye Opener Pledge you see each day.