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Tobacco-free Workplace

Ready to Quit?

Quitting smoking is both a mental and a physical undertaking. Mentally, you should be ready and relatively stress-free. Physically, you need to commit to exercising daily and getting plenty of sleep. A person trying to quit must overcome two obstacles: a physical addition to nicotine and a habit. The American Academy of Otolaryngology and the American Lung Association offer the following tips to help users quit using tobacco products:

  • Think about why you want to quit.
  • Pick a stress-free time to quit.
  • Ask for support and encouragement from family, friends, and colleagues.
  • Start doing some exercise or activity each day to relieve stress and improve your health.
  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Eat a balanced diet.
  • Join a smoking cessation program, or other support group.

MUSC Employee Wellness is focused on helping employees who use tobacco find ways to quit, on increasing knowledge of lung heath, and on raising awareness about the importance of establishing a tobacco-free workplace.

Ready to quit? MUSC has resources to help you become smoke free for life! Click here for cessation resources specifically designed for MUSC employees.

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