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Is This Your Year to Quit Smoking?

If it is, read on…This information from will be a critical tool in helping you kick the habit for good.

Congratulations. You’ve made the choice to quit smoking and are about to embark on the road to freedom, but getting there will take careful planning to ensure you successfully reach your destination. Research shows the more prepared you are, the more likely you are to succeed. And the most effective way to quit, is to have a PLAN.

Take a look at all the different tools that you have access to for FREE! Click on the image to access the tools.

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Quit Smoking by Texting

The week of January 21-27 is National non-smoking week. You are healthier when you live tobacco free and you can’t quit successfully until you are ready. So, if you have been thinking about quitting, if you are ready, know that there are a lot of free tools available to you. Visit to access a wide range of resources that will help you kick the habit for good.

A new tool is QuitNow by TXT.  Get support anywhere, anytime with text messages customized to your quit date. Text key words for additional help when you need it the most. QuitNow By TXT is a 14 week mobile texting service that delivers motivational tips to smokers who plan to quit within the next 30 days, and those who have already quit.

Click here to get started!

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Smoking – Quit Now and Feel Better in 8 Hours!

Information from the Canadian Cancer Society:

The single best thing you can do to improve your health is to quit smoking. And the improvements start almost right away. As soon as you stop smoking, your body begins to cleanse itself of tobacco poisons. Here’s how:

  • Oxygen levels in your blood increase and carbon monoxide levels drop within 8 hours.
  • Your sense of smell and taste begin to improve after 2 days.
  • You’ll find it easier to breathe within 2 weeks to 3 months because your lungs are working better.
  • Coughing, sinus congestion, tiredness and shortness of breath improve within 6 months.
  • Your risk of a smoking-related heart attack is reduced by half after 1 year.

Getting help to quit

Smokers’ Helpline is a free, confidential service that can help you develop a quit program, offer you support and refer you to services in your community.

Our One Step at a Time quit guides can help you quit smoking.

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Commit to Quit Smoking and You Could Win an iPad 2!

It’s that time again! January 16th 2012, marks the start of National Non Smoking Week and Quitnow is launching a new “Commit to Quit Contest” for 2012.

Click here to visit to enter.

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