It’s the Great American Smokeout: Here Are the Top Reasons People Want to Quit Smoking

It’s the Great American Smokeout: Here Are the Top Reasons People Want to Quit Smoking

Everyone has a different drive, and finding yours could be the key to success.

Each year, the American Cancer Society celebrates the Great American Smokeout. It falls on November 21st, and marks a day to think about quitting smoking, trying it or inspiring someone else to do it. 

As the American Cancer Society states, getting towards a smoke-free life is a journey. The Society has the resources and support you may need to quit, along with many other bits of useful advice. But the initial choice is up to you. 

What are some of the top reasons people are choosing to quit?

Getting a hold of a healthy lifestyle and reducing the risk of dying from cancer rank high on the list. According to an article on CNN back in 2015, for many smokers quitting smoking is something they do for their kids. They don’t want smoke in the household, and they want to set a good example for their children while helping them avoid taking up the habit. 

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For others there’s the lure of not being addicted to a substance. Freedom. 

A longer life, better smelling clothing, more money in the bank and being around longer for a partner are also reasons people cited. 

What’s yours? 

According to some experts, the craving to smoke can go away sooner than your perception of yourself as a smoker. As soon as you can clearly see yourself as a non-smoker and stay smoke-free as well, you’ve conquered the mountain. 

Check out the Great American Smokeout online for inspiration and support. 

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