Taking Control

Regaining Control: Quit Tips

REGAINING CONTROL:
QUIT TIPS

Recognize your routine: You probably have patterns for when you smoke. Same people, same times, same places — find your routine, and mix it up. |page|

REGAINING CONTROL:
QUIT TIPS

Avoid certain situations: Watch out for social situations that could lead you to smoke. Be honest with friends about trying to quit. |page|

REGAINING CONTROL:
QUIT TIPS

Get help: Share your plan to quit and allow others to help and encourage you.

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Quitlines

QUITLINES

No matter who you are, if you are looking to stop using tobacco, Quitlines can help.

Toll-free telephone number: 1-800-QUIT-NOW
(1-800-784-8669)
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QUITLINES

Quitlines are staffed by counselors trained to help you take control. These counselors, who are much like coaches, provide you with lots of helpful information, advice, and support.

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QUIZ: "Social smoking" does count as smoking

Does “social smoking” count as smoking?
Right,

It definitely counts. Some teens can have cravings after just a few cigarettes.
Wrong,

It definitely counts. Some teens can have cravings after just a few cigarettes.
Does “social smoking” count as smoking?
Response Correct: 
<span class="response_answer">Right,</span><br><br> It definitely counts. Some teens can have cravings after just a few cigarettes.
Response Incorrect: 
<span class="response_answer">Wrong,</span><br><br> It definitely counts. Some teens can have cravings after just a few cigarettes.
Target Option: 
A

QUIZ: 9 out of 10 high school students don't smoke cigarettes

How many high school students don’t smoke?
Right.

9 out of 10. So even if it seems like everyone around you smokes, smoking is actually not the norm.
Wrong.

9 out of 10. So even if it seems like everyone around you smokes, smoking is actually not the norm.
How many high school students don’t smoke?
Response Correct: 
<span class="response_answer">Right.</span><br><br>9 out of 10. So even if it seems like everyone around you smokes, smoking is actually not the norm.
Response Incorrect: 
<span class="response_answer">Wrong.</span><br><br>9 out of 10. So even if it seems like everyone around you smokes, smoking is actually not the norm.
Target Option: 
B

QUIZ: Most high school students say they would rather date non-smokers 

Most high school students say they would rather date non-smokers.
Right.

Most high school students say they prefer to date non-smokers.
Wrong.

Most high school students say they prefer to date non-smokers.
Most high school students say they would rather date non-smokers.
Response Correct: 
<span class="response_answer">Right.</span><br><br> Most high school students say they prefer to date non-smokers.
Response Incorrect: 
<span class="response_answer">Wrong.</span><br><br>Most high school students say they prefer to date non-smokers.
Target Option: 
A

Congrats - Quiz

CONGRATS!

You've completed all the quiz questions.

How'd you do? If you're trying to make up your mind about tobacco, it's good to know the facts.

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> The Sooner You Quit, the Sooner Your Body Can Start to Heal

The sooner you quit, the sooner your body can start to heal. GIF of bandage covering half of fact and then being ripped off.
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Stay in Control

This is a time when you’re gaining control of your life and finally making your own decisions. Do you really want to give up your newfound freedom to smoking? Symptoms of addiction can start after just a few cigarettes in some teens.

Learn more about how to stay in charge of your own life.

There's a contract in every cigarette. When you light up, you sign up

Dance

People using screen readers may not be able to fully view this information. Video description: A tiny bully is bullying a teenager while he’s taking pictures with his date at prom. Bully: Hey, handsome. Remember me? Cheeeese! You and me, outside, right now. Let’s hit it! Bully drags teen away from his prom date. Cut to later: teen and his date are dancing. Bully: Hey, Romeo! Time to cha cha cha outside, champ. Let’s go! Move it! Come on, twinkle toes. Don’t forget who your real date is. Bully pushes teen off the dance floor. Male voiceover: Cigarettes are bullies. Don’t let tobacco control you. Text is displayed: The Real Cost logo, #CigarettesAreBullies, FDA logo. For any more help, please email tobaccocampaigns@fda.hhs.gov.

Cigarettes are a lot like bullies. They can boss you around, take you away from the fun, and even ruin your big night. Smoke just a few and they could start telling you what to do.

Learn more about smoking and nicotine addiction.

Why let cigarettes ruin your big night?

Dealing With Cravings

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> Smoking Can Make Stress Even Worse

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Smoking can make stress even worse

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QuitSTART

QUITSTART

If you smoke and want to quit, QuitSTART is a free smartphone app developed for teens by the National Cancer Institute that:

-Is available for iOS and Android

-Lets you track your cravings and moods

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QUITSTART

-Monitors your progress toward achieving smoke-free milestones

-Helps you succeed by identifying your triggers and letting you upload "pick-me-ups" and reminders to use during challenging times

Visit QuitSTART site

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What Can Smoking Take Away?

What can smoking take away? (Slideshow featuring fresh breath, white smile, healthy lungs, strong immune system, years off your life)
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SmokefreeTXT

SMOKEFREE TXT

SmokefreeTXT is a mobile text messaging program developed by the National Cancer Institute that provides 24/7 tips, advice, and encouragement to help you take control.

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National Cancer Institute Livehelp

NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE LIVEHELP

Get live help right now. The National Cancer Institute's LiveHelp service has real people who chat with you live, giving you information. Your chat is free and confidential.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET (English only)

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Dealing With Cravings

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QUIZ: "Social smoking" does count as smoking

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QUIZ: 9 out of 10 high school students don't smoke cigarettes

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QUIZ: Most high school students say they would rather date non-smokers 

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Regaining Control: Quit Tips

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Smoking Can Make Stress Even Worse

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The Sooner You Quit, the Sooner Your Body Can Start to Heal

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH). Smokeless Tobacco: A Guide for Quitting. Bethesda, MD: U.S. Department of Public Health, National Institutes of Health. NIH Publication No. 12-3270; 2012.

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What Can Smoking Take Away?

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