Do you want to quit smoking? Know someone who does? The
Stop Smoking Center (http://www.stopsmokingcenter.net/) just may be the
help you need.
The site is published by V-CC, a research and development firm
partnered with organisations such as Berkeley University in California
and the Canadian Cancer Society. Use of the site is completely
free; however, you must register and provide a minimum of personal
information to get started. In order to protect your anonymity,
the site asks that you provide only your first name and suggests that
you set up a free e-mail account on a site such as Hotmail or Yahoo.
The programme is set up in six stages or milestones designed to help
the smoker make the resolution to quit, make preparations to quit to
maximize the chances of success, to stop smoking, and to stay
smoke-free. A very great deal of moral support is offered on and
through the site, including eleven weeks of inspirational and
motivational e-mails. For those thinking of quitting, a
nicotine-dependency test helps measure how much the user smokes
compared to others. By creating an account with Instant
Messenger, the member is able to communicate anonymously with others on
the programme either to seek or provide moral support.
Among the tools available is a Glove Compartment, which provides a
summary of all the member’s information, and all the information needed
to stick to the programme. It contains statistics on money saved,
life gained, cigarettes not smoked, and days smoke-free.
This site celebrates success. Smoke-free anniversaries are
celebrated. The Hall of Fame honours those who have been
especially helpful to others in their struggle against the demon weed.
The Stop Smoking Center offers every conceivable support to stop
smoking and stay smoke free. The site is exceptionally easy to
navigate, the print easy to read, and information is clear and concise.
Do you want to quit smoking? Register with the Stop Smoking Center and start Milestone One today.