QUITRUNCHILL is a FREE web program for smokers & ex-smokers. It's based on the assumption that almost everyone wants to be a bit healthier. It focuses on 3 ways to get healthier:
Avoid Smoking: QUIT
Even tho' this website assumes you want to quit smoking, it doesn't force you to quit at a certain time, in a certain way. It's entirely up to you whether, when, and how to quit.
Be More Active: RUN
Running is a great way to get healthier; and if you decide to quit smoking, running can help you succeed at that. For example research shows:
- about 4% of smokers who quit without help of any kind become long-term ex-smokers 1
- about 15% of smokers who use nicotine meds (like patch or gum) become ex-smokers 1
- about 18% of smokers who use the Smoke|Quit booklets quit smoking 2
- about 25% of smokers who take up running in order to quit become ex-smokers 3, 4
- about 30% of smokers using stop-smoking prescription drugs quit smoking 1
Manage Stress: CHILL
Research confirms that stress is damaging to individuals' health and the #1 reason why smokers go back to smoking. Therefore, this website includes info and tips for stress management.
Snoop around if you want to...
Then, if you like what you see...
Sign Up for QUITRUNCHILL
All the on-line features of QUIT are automatically active, but RUN and CHILL have special weekly features that only activate when you sign up. Signing up is FREE! By signing up: you initiate the weekly running schedule with a new Tip of the Week each week; you receive weekly motivational emails for running; you gain access to your own private Runner’s Log; and you see new stress management info each week.
1 Fiore MC et al. (2008). Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update. Clinical Practice Guideline. Rockville MD: USDHHS. Public Health Service.
2 Travis & Lawrance (2009). A randomized controlled trial examining the effectiveness of a tailored self-help smoking cessation intervention for post-secondary smokers. Journal of American College Health, 57, 437- 443.
3 Marcus BH et al. (1999). The efficacy of exercise as an aid for smoking cessation in women - A randomized controlled trial. Archives of Internal Medicine, 159, 1229-1234.
4 Ussher, M.H., Taylor, A.H., West, R., & McEwen, A. (2000). Does exercise aid smoking cessation? A systematic review. Addiction, 95(2), 199-208.