SMOKING CESSATION CHAT ROOM - Nebraska PEER SUPPORT
Health & Help Chat has devoted this web page to smoking cessation peer support. In order to help you on your road to quitting for good, Health & Help Chat is offering you a Smoking Cessation Chat Room, smoking cessation forums, and a smoking cessation social network.
The desire to stop smoking is your first step. The resources you need to quit smoking are your next. There are plenty of sources out there to help you quit such as, medication, hypnosis, and of course the good old-fashioned cold turkey approach. Although quitting smoking is a private choice, only to be made when you are truly ready, it does not have to be a lonely climb uphill for you. Health & Help Chat believes in the idea that there is power in numbers - especially when it comes to support. That is why Health & Help Chat is offering a Smoking Cessation peer support Chat Room, stop smoking peer support forums, and a quit smoking for good peer support social network for those of you out there who have staged your own personal stop smoking campaign.
What is important for you to know is, you are not alone. "In the United States, an estimated 24.8 million men (23.1 percent) and 21.1 million women (18.3 percent) are smokers."1 Looking across the ocean to Europe, statistics state; "About 12 times more British people have died from smoking than from World War II."2 As for the rest of the world, "About 15 billion cigarettes are sold daily - or 10 million every minute."2 These statistics only prove that smoking is a multi-million dollar addiction shared by many people globally.
"Every eight seconds, someone dies from tobacco use."2 With a statistic like this, it is difficult for those who do not smoke to understand why so many people are still smokers; why so many people light that first cigarette. There are good reasons for both of these questions.
Smoking is an addiction, not simply an option anymore for those who feel the physical and psychological cravings to light up. Although it was a choice to pick up that first cigarette, there are very few smokers who understood the intensity of the addiction until they were in the thick of it, unable to break free from it. Even fewer who would say that they thought that they would still be smoking 5, 10, 20 or more years later. The addiction of nicotine has been compared to the addiction of the drug heroin. Just as a heroin addict needs help to quit, both physical and mental, so does a cigarette smoker. Breaking a nicotine addiction is not easy, but it is possible with strength, support, aspiration and possible medical intervention.
If you are ready to quit smoking, Health & Help Chat is the right place for you. Visit and join to not only gain the support of others trying to kick the habit, but to also support others going through the same struggle that you are. Please utilize the Smoking Cessation (Quit Smoking) Chat Room, smoking cessation peer support forums, and the smoking cessation peer support social network knowing that you have found a safe place to either begin putting your cigarettes down for good, or to continue to resist the urge to light up again. Please come to meet, greet, share and support with others.