Core Products Supports the Great American Smokeout- November 20th, 2014
The Great American Smokeout is a day, created by the American Cancer Society, dedicated to help people to quit smoking.
Many people may believe that smoking is a habit of the past, but according to the American Cancer Society, “Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US, yet about 42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes.”
There is an abundance of educational information available to Americans that highlights why Tobacco use causes health problems, but yet 42 million Americans are still smoking cigarettes. How does that happen?
First, I think it is important to understand why Americans start smoking cigarettes. The most common reasons Americans begin smoking cigarettes are:
- to be “cool” or because other friends are smoking
- for weight-loss
- oral fixation
- to relieve stress or anxiety
However, once Americans begin smoking why do they have trouble stopping? The number one answer is simple: they are addicted to nicotine, a stimulant drug found in cigarettes.
How to battle addiction? Begin with a plan!
The first step of any plan to quit is to select a day to stop smoking (hint: November 20th, 2014 (The Great American Smokeout)
Core Products believes that the most important step to overcoming addiction is to begin with a plan. The Great American Smokeout is a great day to start this plan; therefore, for all you smokers out there on November 20th, 2014 plan to be tobacco-free. Even if you are unable to be fully-kick the habit on this particular day, ensure you spend Thursday, November 20th tobacco-free. Core Products believes spending one day being tobacco-free is the first step to quitting smoking.
Quick Tip: If you believe you will need to utilize an over-the-counter product or a prescription drug from your doctor to quit smoking; such as a nicotine replacement product like Nicotine gum, Core Products suggests you start using these products on November 20th – on the Great American Smokeout!
For more information about the Great American Smokeout or to understand how to quit, visit: