Last week, KillTheCan.org celebrated it’s 8 year anniversary of helping people quit chewing tobacco. As part of that celebration, we had a one-day, site-wide roll call where folks put their name on a line and promised to be quit from nicotine for that day. We’ve done this in the past but the turnout this year was quite simply TREMENDOUS.
I wanted to share these numbers for a couple of reasons. First, if you’re a member of KillTheCan.org I want you to understand just how much good you’re doing helping others quit dipping. This addiction is one of the most difficult things we will ever tackle in our lifetime. Just knowing that you’ve got friends and fellow quitters with you on that journey is incredibly comforting.
Second, if you’re NOT a current member of our support forums, I want to share these numbers to let you know that you are not alone in your quest for freedom from nicotine. There are quite literally thousands folks just like who know what you’re going through.
The 8 Year Anniversary roll represented:
- 140,544 days of quit
- 385.05 YEARS of quit!
As I sit here on the day before Thanksgiving I realize that I’ve got quite a bit to be thankful for. Of course I’m thankful for my family, friends and health. I realize though that when I consider the concept of my “friends” I’m thinking of the people from KillTheCan.org. I’m thinking of people that have helped me get and stay quit. These are not my “internet friends” – these are men and women who I talk to, interact with and have met face to face. This is the kind of interaction that you can expect when you become a member of our community.
If you don’t have a quit to be thankful for I’d like to invite you to join us. We can help. And this time next year you can sit back and reflect on what you’re thankful for… and you can include your quit.
Happy Thanksgiving folks. Enjoy your day tomorrow. We’ve got lots to be thankful for.