Sack Up, Quit Now
In the past few years, Double D has partnered up with Quit Now Indiana to encourage you to quit tobacco use... and STAY quit. From the "That Spit can Kill You" campaign and the "Coach, I Quit" contest in 2015, to encouraging his Twitter followers to quit (nearly) every day, Dan has supported so many on their journeys to quit tobacco usage.
But, this Coach wishes HE had a Quitting Coach when he was trying to quit chewing tobacco in 2011. DD wants YOU to know that if you are trying to quit, you DO have a coach available to you 24/7 at 1.800.QUIT.NOW and QuitNowIndiana.com.
Over one million Hoosiers say they want to quit. Now is your chance; join others from around the state and take the 30 day tobacco-free challenge.
1.800.Quit.Now provides free services and a built-in community of people like you who want to quit tobacco for life.
To quit successfully, it is important to do it properly. You've taken a big step toward a healthier lifestyle. Now, prepare to quit for life. Consider these tips to help you in the quitting process:
It is difficult to quit smoking on your own. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about support options.
Pick a date within the next two weeks; give you enough time to properly prepare to quit smoking.
[Any day is a good day to quit, just ask Dan]
Monday..Day of 1st Full Solar Eclipse since May 10th 1994..Perfect Day to Stop Chewing Tobacco— Dan Dakich (@dandakich) August 21, 2017
Football Season is here..Time to quit chewing tobacco!! Let's go I'm on year 7 after chewing for 35 yrs! If I can I know u can— Dan Dakich (@dandakich) August 14, 2017
Today it's raining and kinda miserable.. The Perfect Day To Quit Chewing Tobacco— Dan Dakich (@dandakich) September 19, 2017
Water will help you stay hydrated and cleanse inside the body, while maximizing your calorie burn.
I quit after having the same dream TWICE! Both times I missed my daughters wedding as I was dead from chew..after 2nd dream I quit cold turkey and never looked back https://t.co/PcBtYu8fwl— Dan Dakich (@dandakich) December 2, 2017
Quitting smoking is easier when the people in your life support you. Let them know you are planning to quit and explain how they can help you quit.
Eating right replaces essential nutrients that are often deficient in a smoker..
Quitting smoking is hardest during the first few weeks. You will deal with uncomfortable feelings, temptations to smoke, withdrawal symptoms, and cigarette cravings. Anticipate these challenges and have a plan to overcome.
You will be tempted to smoke during your quit attempt. Stay strong; you can do it. Removing things that remind you of smoking will get you ready to quit.
Physical exercise will help you detox from the harmful chemicals in cigarettes, and help reduce the urge to light up.
Talk with a trained Quit Coach.® The Indiana Tobacco Quitline is free and available to help you create a plan. If you are not sure you’re ready Click here.
More Tobacco Facts to Consider
Smoking increases the risk for serious health problems, many diseases, and death. People who stop smoking greatly reduce their risk for disease and early death.
Tobacco Use Hurts Everyone
The smoking epidemic that costs Indiana nearly $7 billion in health care, lost productivity and kills about 11,000 Hoosiers every year.
I believed smokeless tobacco was safer than smoking UNTIL I saw a friends brother w a mask for a face from chewing! Best time to quit is NOW— Dan Dakich (@dandakich) February 17, 2015
The Risk of Chew/Spit
Smokeless tobacco use is growing among young people. There is no safe form of tobacco. At least 28 chemicals in smokeless tobacco have been found to cause cancer.
Don’t Buy the Hype About Vaping
Nearly 1 in 3 students in 12th grade reported vaping in the past year. This is raising concerns about the impact on teen’s health.