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:
- This short video from AsapScience shows what happens when you quit smoking. Click here to watch.
- Try Lifestyle Coaching. Visit the well-being pages on InsideCHI and search “lifestyle coaching.” You will receive $20 wellness dollars per coaching call.
- The National Cancer Institute will connect you to your state’s tobacco quitline. Call 1.800.QUIT.NOW (1.800.784.8669).
- The Be Tobacco Free website provides behavioral support for smokers interested in quitting.
- Visit the Arkansas Department of Health’s Tobacco and Prevention Cessation page for more information.