Are you working on your “summer body?” What are you waiting for? It’s summer! It’s time to get mentally, financially and physically fit by trashing cigarettes and dropping the dip.
Challenge yourself to become a better, healthier you this summer by quitting tobacco and hitting the gym instead. Tobacco use can cause poor blood circulation, fatigue, muscle weakness, decreased readiness and poor physical performance.
Planning a vacation? Whether you’re going camping with friends, headed to the beach with Family, or preparing to take that once in a lifetime vacation, don’t let tobacco ruin your trip! Did you know that using tobacco can cost as much as 14.8 percent of an enlisted soldier’s salary if they’re a routine user? Challenge yourself to quit tobacco this summer and put that money towards your vacation instead.
Looking forward to just hanging out with your friends this summer? Challenge your buddies to quit tobacco with you. Having a quit buddy is a great way to increase your odds of successfully becoming tobacco free.
Whatever your plans this summer, challenge yourself. Don’t let tobacco use get in the way of achieving your summer goals!
The online resource UCanQuit2.org can help you find out how to quit smoking, ways to quit smokeless tobacco and resources to get you through nicotine cravings.
Tobacco Cessation classes are available at all Fort Bragg outlying clinics. Web search Tobacco Free Living Fort Bragg for the WAMC website that list the dates and times of the counseling sessions. Whichever class is most convenient for you, walk in, no appointment necessary, regardless of your assigned clinic and a trained facilitator will walk you through your quit. Public Health Nurses in Preventive Medicine (building 1-2539 near the Iron Mike statue) offer a Ready to Quit Tobacco Info Session every Thursday at 11:30 am. For more information call 907-9355 (WELL).