Those four days were difficult for me because typically when I become irritable and/or stressed, I used cigarettes as my solution. I also incorporated smoking in my everyday life. For example, I smoke when I am cleaning which is a everyday task that I have. While being without a cigarette those few days, my irritability intensified which lead me to give in and resume smoking again. I also noticed that I was slacking with my daily household chores.
Another reason I believe I began smoking again is because I did not utilize the resources that were available to me such as the 1-800 Quit Line. The Quit Line Using some of those resources could have helped me. I believe a part of me is not ready to quit. Since the Quit Line started in Wisconsin more than 275,000 have called.
I learned about the Quit Line after joining the Wisconsin African American Tobacco Prevention Network (WAATPN. As part of the WAATPN, I’ve also learned other coping mechanisms that might help me drop the habit that does not only affect me, but my children as well. My biggest reason to stop smoking is for the sake of my children, but I realize I have to want to stop as well. Going forward, I would like to try using the resources that the Quit Line has to offer to assist me with the road to quitting.
But, I’m ready to try again, and I want others to join me! the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is launching a Facebook program to help you quit on Tuesday, March 1. The campaign, called 30 Smokefree Days, provides daily quitting inspiration, tips, and support to tobacco users. Joining is easy, just RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/664867396988918/. If you still need more help and advice, don’t hesitate to call the Quit Line. Good luck to us!