Beginning Your Journey
Congratulations on your decision to quit smoking. This is the first day of a journey toward improving your health. More than half of all people who have ever smoked are non-smokers today, so you are not alone.
Over the next 30 days, you can expect to:
- Become aware of the situations and events that act as triggers for your smoking.
- Learn new habits and break old ones.
- Enjoy a life free of the feeling of being tied down by your need to smoke.
The first day of quitting smoking isn’t just a literal day, it’s also a state of mind. Any time that you decide that you want to be done as a smoker, you are at a beginning point of possibility. Whether it’s your first attempt to quit or your hundredth, you have an opportunity to re-create a newer, improved version of the “old” you. You’ll still be the same person you have always been, only with the pride that comes from knowing you achieved something great.
DID YOU KNOW? According to the American Lung Association, smoking rates have declined steadily over the past four decades, with less than 20% of adults smoking today.
The world is embracing the healthier smoke-free lifestyle, making it easier than ever to be a non-smoker. Many restaurants, bars and even entire cities in the U.S. are passing non-smoking ordinances. You’ll feel good knowing that you can still enjoy these social environments, without feeling like you’re a slave to nicotine.