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The Great American Smoke out is November 17

by Ellen Evans, CHC

You Can Be Tobacco-Free!

November 17th is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smoke Out.  This event started in 1970 when Arthur Mullaney of Randolph, Massachusetts, asked people to give up cigarettes for one day and donate the money to a scholarship fund. The idea spread to Minnesota in 1974 with their Don’t Smoke Day. In 1976 the California chapter of the American Cancer Society got 1 million smokers to quit for the day, marking the first official Cancer Society Smoke Out event. Meant to draw attention to the risks of tobacco, the Great American Smoke Out has led many smoke-free advocacy efforts.

Photo: Ellen finds an old cigarette machine. Yuck!

Nicotine is one of the strongest addictions there is. Quitting is hard. But you can do it! You can be a nonsmoker. I can help! Consider a smoking cessation package.
Pivotal Point offers three options to meet your individual needs:

  1. Acupuncture alone. 
  2. Acupuncture with Health Coaching. 
  3. Health Coaching alone. 

Health coaching consists of four visits. At our first visit we will explore your reasons for smoking and quitting, and the barriers you may face and how to address them. If you feel ready, you may decide on a quit date. If you plan to take medication to help you quit, please see your medical provider for a prescription first. That way you can be ready to go when we meet. The follow up visits are shorter.  At those visits we will see what is working and what is not. Then adjust your plan as needed. 

Purchasing a package increases your chance for success. It shows commitment and gives accountability. Some people do find they need support for a longer period. If needed, additional appointments can be scheduled after you complete the package.  Book a call with me here! If you would like to purchase a smoking cessation package, call the clinic at 608-835-9355 and we can get that set up for you.