8 Strategies to Make Quitting Easier

Quitting smoking is tough. Nicotine is highly addictive. It reaches a smoker’s brain in 7-10 seconds, triggering a release of adrenaline. When the effects of nicotine wear off, it leaves the smoker agitated. This leads to lighting up another, then another.

There are many ways to get through the stages of withdrawal. When a craving hits, try redirecting your attention. Find something to replace the cigarette. Trust that the urge to smoke will be gone within moments.

Even the simplest things can jolt you out of a habit triggering moment and interrupt negative thought patterns as you try to break your nicotine addiction.

Quitting Season is here!

The new year is here, and it’s a great time for fresh starts. If you’re a tobacco user, the best thing you can do this year is to make a quit plan. Smoking is still the number one cause of preventable death in Indiana. Making the decision to quit in 2019 can...

What is the cost in the workplace when employees smoke?

If you could have a safer workplace, a cleaner workplace, a healthier workplace, a more productive workplace—and it wouldn't cost you a dime, would you? If you could save thousands of dollars a year, would you? Making your workplace smoke-free can do all that, and...

Smokefree air policies have broad support

Smokefree air policies primarily affect the non-smoker. In St. Joseph County, 77% of residents are nonsmokers. That is more than 3 out of 4, and means smokefree air policies support the majority of people by a huge margin. Secondhand smoke significantly exposes...

Cessation September

We are excited to share that the free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) promotion for all Hoosiers to extend through September.

Smoke-Free Casinos are Real Unicorns

Smoke Free St Joe recently visited Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison, a sovereign Tribal casinos that has successfully transitioned to a smokefree indoor air policy both as a business decision and to protect health. Business is even better than before.