We know that all parents want to set a great example for their children, and one of the best ways to do that is to quit smoking. Smoking and the use of any tobacco products pose significant health risks. If you or someone you know is struggling to quit their tobacco habit, please share this information.
The Monday Campaigns is a non-profit public health initiative associated with Johns Hopkins, Columbia and Syracuse universities that dedicates the first day of every week to health. Every Monday, individuals and organizations join together to commit to the healthy behaviors that can help end chronic preventable diseases.
Monday offers a more sustainable solution. Rather than wait for an annual event to try quitting, smokers can take advantage of 52 Mondays every year, and the global support network that comes with them.
Organizations can use Monday to boost their smoking cessation programs through weekly check-ins with Quit Line counselors, online forums, and motivational messages sent through email, SMS and social media.
Smokers can use Monday as a day to quit, to recommit to their quit, or to quit again after a weekend relapse. Each Monday, smokers can plan for the week ahead by anticipating triggers and cravings for cigarettes. They can also look back on the previous week and use Monday as a day to reward themselves for staying quit. If a smoker has a “quit buddy” or counselor that she meets with to help her kick the habit, Monday is a good day to check-in about the smoker’s progress.
If you have used tobacco products we encourage you to consider taking an oral cancer screening at your next visit with us. Learn more about oral cancer here, and please, talk to us about any concerns you may have.
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