The 12 Best Online Tools to Quit Smoking
The economy and its future is on everyone’s minds. People have called up credit card companies, banks, mortgage lenders, and even phone or cable providers looking for a better deal. While all of the above are a good idea and can save you hundreds a year, chances are you have stumbled across this article for different reasons.
For smokers, their habit is a can’t-touch. But with the price per pack sky rocketing to ten dollars a pack in some areas, it’s time to rethink that approach. And this doesn’t even include the added healthcare costs, pain and suffering, and other more serious consequences of smoking. If you or someone you love needs help putting the cigarettes out for good, take a look at the below 12 best online tools to quit smoking.
- 1. Smokefree.gov : With tons of online and in person resources to help you quit smoking, this government site gets the top spot. Choose from options such as an online guide to quitting smoking, tools to help you quit, and even the opportunity to talk to an expert. You can also use the site to find a study near you to help quit smoking. There is also a site just for women who want to quit smoking.
2. QuitNet : Beat the “Nicodemon” at his own game with this free quit smoking program. Thousands of members have already used the site to form clubs, chat, and even get expert support. They have collectively added approximately 250,000 years of life and saved over three billion dollars. Take the tour to see what QuitNet can do for you.
3. Guide to Quitting Smoking : One of the most frightening aspects of smoking, The American Cancer Society provides this guide to quitting at no charge to help keep people healthy. It offers reasons to quit, quizzes, do’s and don’ts, and more. They can also help you find a quit line or other support.
4. 1-800-QUIT-NOW : Simply dial this number to immediately get help in quitting. A Quit Coach will guide you through the process of quitting smoking with the idea that this is a marathon, not a race. You can also order brochures, learn more, or get links to free medicine.
5. Quit Smoking Health Blog : Learn what to expect from your quitting smoking journey by checking out this blog. Entries are gathered from across the web and gathered onto one convenient place. Recent posts deal with hypnosis programs and loads of tips. There are also loads of other health tips.
6. Quit Smoking Online : If free e-courses are your thing, click here. This site offers the internet’s famous online quit smoking course. Learn the ten steps completely for free.
7. Freedom From Smoking : FFS is a program specifically designed for adults to quit smoking from the American Lung Association. It takes you through modules, each containing several lessons that you take through the website. These lessons include valuable information and most of them contain an assignment that you are to complete before moving on.
8. Tobacco/Smoking Cessation : If you need inspiration to help you quit smoking, these fact sheets from the National Cancer Institute will scare you straight. They include reports on cancer, tools for handling cravings, short term benefits, and many others. There are also many other resources for those who have cancer.
9. Quit Smoking Journals : Stop here to begin your very own quitting smoking journal online. You can also read the journals of others for loads of inspiration. There are also tools such as cookbooks, birthday journals, surveys, and even a panic button.
10. Nicotine Anonymous : Using the same philosophy as Alcoholics Anonymous, this is a twelve step program for men and women helping each other live nicotine free. You can find a meeting in your area, read publications, and more. They can also help you quit a more serious addiction.
11. Quit Smoking Online : If you’re ready to put your money where your cigarettes go, give this website a look. The program claims to help smokers quit in 24 hours or less for the price of $49. It includes a 60 minute hypnosis session, loads of tools, and more. Best of all if you don’t like it, they offer a 30 day money back guarantee.
12. Quitmeter : This fun online tool can also help you get inspired in your quest to quit smoking. Simply enter a few key pieces of information to see how many cigarettes you’ve saved yourself from smoking along with a dollar count. You can also share on your Facebook, iPhone, and more.
If unsure on whether or not to try one of the above 12 best online tools to quit smoking, talk to your doctor. They can help with prescriptions, advice, or even an online tool of their own.
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