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The QuittersWin Blog is encouragement for the brave folks on a journey of change and recovery. QuittersWin offers smoking cessation services in public and private settings using the BESOCHEMPS model of addiction. Remember that you aren’t alone on this journey and there’s no shame in asking for help. Remember that this site is searchable. There are over 450 posts here, so whether you’re on a specific quest or just filling time, there’s something positive here for you. And for private answers to specific questions, remember that you can CONTACT us!
Weekly QuittersWin meetings had to pause when in-person gatherings became potentially unsafe, but thanks to a free app you can install on your phone, we’re able to reZOOM! Zoom is an app for our phones that can allow us to see each other and talk. I think it’s important to feel connected during times like… Read More
MENders is an open concept support group for anyone who identifies as male. Our original, in-person meetings were located in Central Massachusetts. We migrated meetings onto virtual platforms in order to continue to provide support during the pandemic. MENders values and protects the privacy of all participants. We’ve created a safe, confidential space where all… Read More
Right up front, here’s my disclaimer: I don’t own the rights to this music or this video, BUT I can’t help but share a 45 year old song that holds up so well! And this song may not have musical, magical (almost medicinal) benefits for you, but it brings a smile to my face every… Read More
At a recent QuittersWin meeting, a member who was feeling overwhelmed felt safe sharing their frustration, fears, and pain with us. Wow! What an honor to be there as that person’s safe place. We also discussed how by not always focusing on the quantity we use, but looking at other factors, we may gain really… Read More
I believe one of the “pearls among the rubble” of this pandemic will be that we choose to be more intentional and compassionate as we return to connecting with others. Maybe we could even try to be more like a Buddhist monk! https://youtu.be/NHk2jBbvvfU All of the services provided by QuittersWin are available without cost to… Read More
Another Michael Franti song caught my ear today. It’s a perfect musical message for a making your Monday matter! This song is dedicated to all my brave friends who are working hard on their journeys from addiction to freedom. Of course, like so much of Franti’s music, it has a great message for the whole… Read More
#ICOVIDQUIT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUHg9-pZKrA Rodrigo recognized that all aspects of his life got better when he quit smoking. Sure, the physical/medical benefits can be exciting. I’ve watched people get so healthy after quitting cigarettes that they were able to safely stop taking medications for hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and other medical conditions. But the non-medical benefits may be… Read More
#ICOVIDQUIT Patanisha decided to try and quit smoking when her doctor explained the increased risk she faced from COVID-19. While quitting was undoubtedly one of the hardest things she’s ever done, it’s also been one of the most rewarding. I LOVE what she says about quitting boosting her self-esteem. For over 20 years I’ve been… Read More
#ICOVIDQUIT The benefits of quitting may surprise you. Katie is very happy that she took this step – especially now! Maybe a pandemic is a reason to do it, rather than an excuse to wait. Listen to Katie’s calm courage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqBmuk3IJgU “It’s a feedback loop. When I would smoke, the feedback loop was, “I’m stressed, I don’t… Read More
#ICOVIDQUIT People with courage enough to even try to quit smoking in the midst of a global pandemic are brave souls indeed, Hassi found a clearer mind, clearer voice, and clearer conscience. It’s hard and it’s worth it! Here’s his story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aqv4ooCeh9A Get the support you need. Quitters are still winning – even in the… Read More