Walgreens Quit for Good Campaign, because it is never too late
I was asked by Carusele to participate in the #QuitForGood campaign, sponsored by Walgreens. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own.
I am so excited to welcome Walgreens as a new sponsor for Over 50 Feeling 40 and honored to begin today with critical information on the Walgreen’s QUIT FOR GOOD campaign, a campaign that is near to my heart. I have never smoked, but there is a good reason for that and a reason why I believe Walgreens efforts to help anyone quit smoking is so important. The journey can be difficult and overwhelming, so it is good to have a trusted brand like Walgreens to help out. This is a journey I wish my own father had chosen.
IN THE FAMILY
My father was rarely seen without a cigarette or cigar in his hand. He smoked non-stop. Our home, our clothing, our hair all smelled of smoke and it disgusted me…not to mention having to clean out his ash trays.
It eventually took his life before he really got to know his grandchildren and my youngest son never met him. Of course, I was like many during that time of life and I tried a cigarette, but after living with it for so long, I was never attracted to the vice. When I watched him withdraw from nicotine in the ICU after his first heart attack, I knew I would never, ever smoke.
I also believe I have lived with consequences of second-hand smoke all my life but am most saddened by the fact that he was not here for his grandchildren.
A PATH TO RECOVERY
There are so many reasons to rid your life of smoking…your health, your loved ones, and your joy can be robbed from you. Life is so much better when you can breathe deeply and not be addicted to nicotine. I hate to see families affected because one family member chooses to continue.
I am hoping this post will add some motivation to those of you who would like to quit. You must be motivated in order to go through this process which often requires a support group to help as you begin to use products such as Walgreens Smoking Cessation products. It is a personalized plan to quit on your own terms.
Walgreens smoking cessation products deliver controlled, therapeutic doses of nicotine to help with the difficult, physical withdrawal symptoms and to relieve the cravings.
You can save more with Walgreens products and they guarantee 100% satisfaction, as well, as recommendations from Walgreens respected pharmacists.
WALGREENS SMOKING CESSATION PRODUCTS
You can do this! Walgreens is here to help make it happen and they offer a variety of products to assist you on this journey to better health. You will find these in their many convenient locations:
- Walgreens Nicotine Gum, 2mg & 4mg Original
- Walgreens Nicotine Gum, 2mg & 4mg Cinnamon
- Walgreens Nicotine Gum, 2mg & 4mg Mint
- Walgreens Nicotine Gum, 4mg Fruit
- Walgreens Nicotine Lozenges, 2mg & 4mg Cinnamon
- Walgreens Nicotine Lozenges, 2mg & 4mg Cherry
- Walgreens Nicotine Lozenges, 2mg & 4mg Mint
- Walgreens Nicotine Mini-Lozenges, 2mg & 4mg Cherry Ice
- Walgreens Nicotine Mini-Lozenges, 2mg & 4mg Mint
- Walgreens Nicotine Sugar Free Lozenges, 2mg & 4mg Mint
Each piece of gum should last about 30 minutes and you can chew up to 20 pieces per day. The lozenges are similar to the gum, and also come in 2mg and 4mg strengths. They are good for individuals who may suffer from TMJ issues and need to avoid gum.
I wish my sons and my daughter had known their grandfather and been able to spend time with him. If you are struggling with quitting smoking, please consider stopping at Walgreens today and become dedicated to a plan to Quit For Good. I promise this the most important gift you can give yourself and your family.
KEEP SMILING, EVERYONE!
#WalgreensQuitForGood #for18+ #sponsored
Disclaimer: I was asked by Carusele to participate in the #QuitForGood campaign, sponsored by Walgreens. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own.
By Pamela Lutrell
I had no idea that Walgreens had this program. I also grew up with smokers and never smoked myself, but know that it is extremely difficult to quit and then not go back to it. Good for them for providing resources.
Thankfully, I did not grow up around smokers and was first exposed to cigarettes during college. I never had the urge to smoke because I hated that smell on one’s clothes, hair, and house. Unfortunately, my mother-in-law did smoke for many years so I always dreaded how everything would smell when we went to visit. And I’d quickly wash all clothes, body, and hair once we got home. She has now died from a combination of illnesses including lung cancer and emphysema.
I am so very grateful that most businesses now prohibit smoking, but I do despise having to walk through cigarette smoke as I enter or leave a structure where people are standing outside smoking.
Interestingly, in spite of my avoidance of cigarettes all my life, I had to have a lung removed 25 years ago because I had lung cancer. Now I have an impulse to knock cigarettes out of the mouths of smokers because they do not want to have the massive surgery I had. I applaud Walgreen for their attention to this matter.
BTW when I saw your picture with your arms spread wide, I thought how inspired you looked to embrace the day, or life with such a great attitude. That joy shows on your lovely face.
Good for you for putting this out there. There needs to be a support to help, not just say stop smoking. I witnessed how hard it is to quit with my husband. He tried patches, acupuncture, gums and everything failed until he had a heart attack and the doctor that was to do the surgery said he would not opperate on anyone who smoked. It was difficult but worked, we went for ALOT of long walks, and that was 20 years ago. So I say good for anyone willing to support the withdrawl process, it is not easy. I too cannot stand the smell of smoke even standing in line behind someone who does. Good to get the message out that there is something to help.
I too was raised with smokers and they began around age 16 in high school. I remember my high school had a smoking section, I’m so grateful that no longer exists for those teenagers of today. I never realized the smell of it all until I went away for college and came home to visit. It was an awful smell. I never smoked. My parents died of different cancers, in their 60s, thus, my children didn’t grow up with them. Cigarettes plagued that generation. I wonder what the harm of cell phones will be to this generation’s health? I wonder who is going to study the harm of all the electromagnetic fields we allow into our homes now, due to convenience., smart tvs, tablets, smart reader utility meters, things to make our homes “smart” with personal assistants similar to the Jetsons cartoon. It all must have a price– but who’s studying the health effects? I must look into this to answer my question.
My dad was a smoker. He lost his voice & eventually his life to cancer. My husband was a smoker for the first 25 plus years of our marriage. He quit 20 years ago before the birth of our first granddaughter. Though I have never smoked, I know how difficult it can be to quit. Congratulations to those who have quit & good luck to those who are trying to quit. You can do it.
I quit 22 years ago after many attempts. Any aid that helps you quit is worth trying. I tell everyone who is struggling after quitting to thing about this: Quitting is so hard you never want to have to quit again. That thought alone kept me from ever lighting another cigarette.