Well-Being Wednesday: No Tobacco Day is May 31

Welcome to our virtual Well-Being Wednesday. Even though there are no special booths to visit this month, please take a look at the available resources listed below to help stop tobacco use.

Sunday, May 31 is No Tobacco Day. The goal of this day is to inform the public on the dangers of using tobacco. Tobacco use can cause serious health effects like cancer, heart disease and death. The impact of tobacco use affects people of all ages.

Since the goal is to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco, it is important to have a coping strategy. Try some of the tips below to help stop using tobacco:

  • Avoid food & beverages that trigger smoking (coffee/alcohol)
  • Replace tobacco with chewing gum or tart candy
  • Take a walk
  • Read a book
  • Drink a glass of water
  • Brush your teeth
  • Run in place
  • Do three sets of jumping jacks or squats
  • Turn on the music and dance, dance, dance
  • Call a friend
  • Ask yourself why you are choosing to say “No Tobacco” and write it down

Looking for more information? Try these helpful resources: