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Why do you want to quit tobacco?

As part of Health Advocate’s Commit to Quit Tobacco campaign, many of our members are aiming to quit tobacco on November 20th, the national Great American Smokeout Day.

Quitting tobacco is difficult, and staying motivated is key to your success if you’re trying to kick the habit. That’s why it’s important to have one or several good reasons why you’re trying to quit. Staying focused on those reasons throughout the quit process can help remind you why becoming tobacco-free is so important to you.

We asked some of our members who are participating in the Commit to Quit Tobacco campaign why they want to quit tobacco. Here are a few of our favorite responses:

“To extend my life for me and my family.” – Henry

“The reason is simple… My new grandson!” – Melody

“There are several reasons I want to quit: Health (mine and those around me), smell (yuck), residue smoke leaves behind (yuck).” – Jori

“There are a few reasons that I want to quit. First and foremost is for my own health.” – Jennifer

“The main reason I want to quit tobacco is so I can live a longer, healthier life in order to see my daughter grow up, get married and have children.” – Anthony

Are you looking to quit tobacco, too? Tweet us @HealthAdvocate and tell us why you want to quit! Plus, click here to check out a ton of great resources that can help you in your tobacco-free journey.

For Health Advocate members with access to our Wellness Program:

It’s not too late to join our Commit to Quit Tobacco campaign for 2014! Simply log in to your Health Advocate Wellness website and opt-in to the Commit to Quit Tobacco campaign (depending on your particular program/website, you can register either by clicking the Commit to Quit Tobacco banner on the top of the page, or by clicking “My Account”). During the campaign, you will receive valuable quit-tobacco tips via email and/or text messaging that can help you get prepared to quit on November 20.

Additionally, if you have access to a Health Advocate Wellness Coach through our wellness program, you can connect with a coach who can help motivate and guide you through quitting tobacco. Call us today to get started!