Make This a Smoke-Free Father's Day

by Kim 12. June 2013 11:17

As we anticipate and prepare for the Father's Day holiday this coming weekend, SeniorNavigator and our friends from the Virginia Department of Health's Quit Now Program would like to encourage Dads and GrandDads to make this a smoke-free Father’s Day.


Father's Day is an occasion to mark and celebrate the contribution that fathers, grandfathers, and father figures make to children's lives. These men help their children and grandchildren develop morals and values as well as a belief system. They also help them navigate their way through society and influence general habits and their overall way of living. Roles such as “provider” and “hero” can change based on the decisions that a father or father figure makes in his own life. These decisions can have a profound effect—changing the path a child takes in life as well as their perception of their father because they view him as a role model. This Father’s Day, if you smoke, we encourage you to model a healthy way of living for your children and grandchildren by quitting. Congratulations are in order for those who have already resolved to quit smoking!  Need some tips to help you quit?

Fathers and Grandfathers: Be Smoke-Free Role Models
• Do not start smoking.
• Do not allow others to smoke in your home, vehicles, or around your children/grandchildren.
• Teach children about the health risks of smoking and secondhand smoke.
• If you are a dad or granddad who smokes, quit now. It is the best thing you can do for your family.

For free quit support, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669; TTY 1-800-332-8615) or visit the Quit Now website. This service provides free support and advice from experienced counselors, a personalized quit plan, self-help materials, the latest information about cessation medications, and more.

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Marry Thomas
Marry Thomas United Kingdom
8/7/2013 3:53:22 AM #

It is necessary that you have to quit smoking whether it is any day. Quit smoking is very much necessary to save our life. Smoking cause’s cancer related a disease that’s why many institutes and also government taking action against smoking and start many programs which are helpful for people to quit smoking. They use mobile messaging to help people to quit smoking. As the technology growing people want something new in every step. Not only mobile marketing, but also electronic cigarettes are proven best for quitting smoking. Electronic cigarettes do not contain tobacco so there is not any type of risk rises for children or people. You can freely use this device at any place where you want because it does not produce smoke as well and healthy alternative to adopt.

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