Do any of the above sound familiar? Did you know that many young adults who are smokers initially started off as identifying themselves as “social smokers”. Social smokers usually identify as smoking on occasion, when they are at a party or when they are having fun with friends. The majority of these young adults think that they have their smoking under control and will never be addicted. However, “social smoking” can easily escalate to long-term addiction, and before they know it, these young adults are finding themselves smoking on the daily.
Want to quit smoking? There are several resources and tips available for you, which can help you throughout this journey, and take you to a healthier future. When wanting to quit smoking, there are three main factors that you will have to prepare for:
Researchers at Brock University created a provincial-wide smoking cessation program in order to provide young adults with the resources and support to quit smoking! This campaign is called “Leave the Pack Behind” and can be found on every college and university campus in Ontario. Leave the Pack Behind at McMaster is a peer-to-peer initiative where we can provide various types of support for smoking cessation and lots of information regarding smoking for post-secondary students. Our program is affiliated with the Wellness Education program at the Student Wellness Centre.