IMPORTANT NOTICE

The built project was funded by the California’s Tobacco Tax Fund (Proposition 99) from 1999-2007, and in that time, developed numerous resources about cessation and prevention of tobacco use by construction and blue collar workers.  Many of these materials are still available in hard copy through the Tobacco Education Clearinghouse of California (TECC):  www.tobaccofreecatalog.org  (search for “union”).

We are pleased to have received funding from Pfizer to update the website and select materials.  Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions.



Resources To Help You Make A Plan To Quit—and To Quit Successfully!

Everyone knows that quitting smoking (or chewing) may be the hardest thing you'll ever try to do. For most people, it takes 6-8 attempts to finally succeed in quitting for life. The first step is to decide you really want to quit. Then, make a plan to quit that includes preparing alternatives to picking up a cigarette (like taking walks or chewing gum or using cessation medication or doing counseling or quitting with a buddy — or all of the above!)  The following sections will help you prepare to quit, and help you quit successfully. They are taken from the Beat the Pack training program, developed by Pfizer, Inc.