Many thanks to all for a spectacular VegWinterFest!
We couldn't have done VegWinterFest 2020 without our amazing crew of volunteers, some VegRehoboth, some CAMP Rehoboth Community Center ! THANK YOU
Maryanne Manzi, Joanne Szczeokowski, Lin Dixon, Kelsie Stave, Joli Martini, Bev Parker, Barbara Antlitz, Debbie Woods, Sharon Marquart, Yvonne Azeltine, Rob Jasinki, Marta Ortiz, Carol Wayne White, Patricia Haddock, and Susan Morissette. HUGE thanks to Marta Ortiz who came early and stayed until the lights were out!
Veg WinterFest is made possible through the Delaware Division of Public Health’s Tobacco Prevention Community Contract. Funding for the Contract is provided by the Delaware Health Fund and managed by the American Lung Association in Delaware. Sponsored by CAMP Rehoboth.
Why do you want to quit?
Write down your reasons and post them in your home and office. Build a support network of family, friends, and coworkers.
Set a "Quit Day" and stick to it.
Before your Quit Day, throw away all your cigarettes, lighters, ashtrays, and promotional items.
Clean and air out your house and car; get rid of as much of the tobacco smell as possible.
Make a dental appointment to have your teeth cleaned.
Avoid alcohol while you're quitting.
Learn to relax and manage your stress.
Keep something handy to replace the cigarette in your fingers: hold a pencil, play with a paper clip, or a rubber band. Drink lots of water, chew gum, eat healthy snacks (vegetable sticks or fruit). Be more active — work on projects, hobbies, or house/yard work.
Avoid watching television or just sitting.
Be physically active every day.
The urge to smoke will soon go away, whether you smoke or not. Distract yourself by focusing on something else.
List situations which trigger you to light up a cigarette—and try to avoid those situations.
If you know other people who smoke, ask them not to smoke around you.
Keep track of how much you spend on cigarettes.
Put your daily cigarette money into a savings account and use it to buy a reward for yourself after your first smoke-free year.
You will likely have withdrawal symptoms, because nicotine is addicting.
Symptoms may include nervousness, irritability, temporary depression, dry mouth, cough.
Remember that these withdrawal symptoms are temporary and will go away in a few weeks.
Take it one day at a time. If you slip, you are not a failure. If you smoke today, tell yourself you will quit again tomorrow.
Call the Delaware Quitline Toll-Free: 1-866-409-1858
VegWinterFest is made possible through the Delaware Division of Public Health’s Tobacco Prevention Community Contract. Funding for the Contract is provided by the Delaware Health Fund and managed by the American Lung Association in Delaware.