As part of SmokeFree Wisconsin’s countdown to September 1st’s increase in the cigarette and tobacco taxes we are highlighting a reason to use September 1st as an opportunity to quit smoking and using tobacco and informing Wisconsinites of a resource that is available to assist them in their resolution to quit.
Today’s reason and resource are:
REASON #9: SMOKING DECREASES LIFE EXPECTANCY
Smoking shaves years off a person’s life. Men who have never smoked live on average 10 years longer than their peers who smoke heavily, according to a report in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Not only do nonsmokers enjoy a longer life, they enjoy a better quality of life too.
RESOURCE #9: AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY—GET SUPPORT FROM FRIENDS AND FAMILY
The American Cancer Society stresses the importance of getting support from friends and family to help you quit smoking. Quitting smoking is a stressful experience that can be helped by encouragement and support from those around you. The American Cancer Society even includes helpful tips to friends and family dealing with a person trying to quit smoking including: letting the person know that it’s okay to call if he/she needs words of encouragement, spend time with the quitter doing things to take his/her mind off of smoking, and celebrate along the way.
The American Cancer Society helpful tips for friends and family can be accessed by CLICKING HERE.