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Thinking about quitting smoking?

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Why should you try to quit smoking?

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Nicotine is addictive.
Over time you need to smoke more to get the same effect.
Smoking makes you feel bad.
It speeds up your heart beat and makes you breathe faster.
Smoking can lead to serious health problems.
Smoking makes you cough more and more likely to get sick.
Smoking costs a lot of money.
You can use the money you spend on smoking to buy other things.

Where are you in the quit process?

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What should you know about quitting smoking?

Quitting is hard, but you can do it.
Make the choice every day to quit.
You can get help to quit smoking.
Ask your family, friends, coworkers, staff,… anyone, to help you say no to smoking.
You may need to quit more than once.
You can try as many times as it takes to stay quit.
There are tools to help you quit.
You can take a class like LIFT or use nicotine gums, patches, or lozenges while you are quitting.
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What is LIFT?

LIFT (Living Independent From Tobacco) is an 8-class program to help people quit using tobacco.
It is offered over 4 weeks (2 classes per week) with follow up classes at 4 weeks and 6 months.

The classes can benefit anyone who uses tobacco products and wants to learn ways to help them quit and lead a healthier lifestyle.

Classes involve LIFT trainers, people with disabilities, caregivers, health or quit partners, and other supportive individuals.

For more information about how to find a LIFT class near you, please email Erica Coleman:

Here is what people are saying about taking the LIFT class to quit smoking!

“It gave me courage, game me a positive attitude towards quitting smoking… to be honest I still haven’t stopped all the way, but I’m closer than I’ve ever been. It helped me tremendously.”
“I enjoyed the LIFT class immensely because it helped me to do something doctors have been asking me to do for a while. I quit smoking, but started back the death of my sister who was also my best friend. I’ve been going over the book again and know once I get back on track I’ll be able to quit again.”
“I found it was very helpful getting our breath checked…. also the support of the entire group watching people make progress…”
“I really enjoyed how the program pointed out some of my bad behaviors I was doing when it came to smoking that way I could correct those behaviors and learn to live a life tobacco free.”
“I got a lot out of it and it showed me I could quit smoking. [The classes] let me know there’s a way I can still be comfortable and not smoke.”

Want to know more about quitting smoking? Click on these links

WEBSITE: Every Try Counts (
Fact Sheet: Be Healthy. Save Money. Live Smoke Free
Video: Thinking about quitting smoking?
Quit Support Card (print cards and give to your friends, family, or staff)
Replace Smoking with… (Idea sheet)
Factsheet: Are Tobacco Quit Tools Right for Me?
Let’s Talk about Quitting Vaping – Text Video
VIDEO TRANSCRIPT – Let’s Talk about Quitting Vaping
Let’s Talk about E-cigarettes – Text Video
VIDEO TRANSCRIPT – Let’s Talk about E-cigarettes