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May was a tough month for our family. Right after Mother’s Day, my husband’s aunt suffered a brain aneurysm and several seizures. She went through surgeries, times of paralysis, and setbacks but thankfully made it through.
She was told all of this happened because of her smoking addiction. It just goes to show that terrible things can happen to good people. It doesn’t matter who you are. His aunt is the sweetest person in the world. Someone who most definitely didn’t deserve this.
We all know smoking is bad for our health but unfortunately, many people become addicted. Lung cancer and smoking is spoken about quite often but the things his aunt suffered were a surprise to us. She was told that if she smoked again she would die. This resonated very hard with my mother in law.
You see, she too has smoked all of her life and this awful thing that happened; happened to her dear friend. It scared her. It scared her so much that in the midst of it all she quit smoking cold turkey.
Most smokers can’t quit on a drop of a hat like she did. They need to take one day at a time, building up to the big win. There are several things smokers can do to help them quit. To help keep my mother in law on the right path, I decided to put together a little care package and mail it to her. She’s doing great but some days can be harder than others. I know she will win and quit smoking for good with her friends and family’s support!
Quit Smoking Care Package
Stopping an addiction like smoking is hard. Having your friends and family support the non-smoking you is really important. If you know someone who is cutting ties with cigarettes, consider sending them a care package help them quit and let them know you are in their corner.
Any good “Quit Smoking” gift starts with a reliable smoking cessation product like the Nicorette® Lozenges I picked up at CVS Pharmacy.
Having something that relieves your cravings is a must, that way you can stay focused and win. I love that they are convenient and can easily be used in any social situation that arises.
How To Use Nicorette® Lozenges
These directions can also be found on the Nicorette® website:
- Available in 2 strengths: 2mg and 4mg
- If you smoke your first cigarette within 30 minutes of waking up, use 4 mg Nicorette® Lozenge
- If you smoke your first cigarette more than 30 minutes after waking up, use 2 mg Nicorette® Lozenge
- To improve your chances of quitting, use at least 9 lozenges per day for the first 6 weeks. Do not use more than 5 lozenges in 6 hours or 20 lozenges per day.
- GSK Consumer Healthcare, the makers of Nicorette® and NicoDerm® CQ®, want to help smokers empower a smoke-free life.
That’s why for every box of Nicorette® or NicoDerm® CQ® purchased at CVS Pharmacy in November, Lung Cancer Awareness Month, GSK Consumer Healthcare will donate $1 to the American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE (up to $100,000). * Offer valid 10/29/17 – 12/2/17. What a great partnership!
This Quit Smoking Care Package is SO easy to put together…All you have to do is 1) edit the tags, 2) print and cut out the tags, 3) place tags on products, 4) tape wrapping paper to the mailing box flaps, 5) stick on a motivational quote, and 6) put everything into the mailing box with tissue paper!
So you can quit with support!
Put This In Your Mouth
For when you are missing the feeling of having something in your mouth.
Light This Instead
Light a candle instead of a cigarette.
Take Care Of Yourself
To give you more energy to handle extra stress.
Hold This Instead
For when you miss the feeling of having a cigarette in your hand. Pencils and paper clips make excellent substitutes!
A Reminder Of Why You Want To Be Smoke-Free
There are a ton of other products you can include in a Quit Smoking Care Package. Just try and think from a smoker’s point of view and what would help them most.
Is there someone in your life that could use a Quit Smoking Care Package like this? Stop by your local CVS Pharmacy and speak to a pharmacist or MinuteClinic nurse practitioner for information on what Nicorette® or NicoDerm® CQ® products can help them get on track to a healthier life !
*Purchases made between 10/29/17 – 12/2/17, up to $100,000 donation amount. Promotion ends on 12/2/17 or at $100,000 goal, whichever comes first. Behavioral support program increases chances of success. Read and follow label directions. The American Lung Association does not endorse any product, device or service.
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.