ERIC Number: ED405298
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Beat the Smokeless Habit. Game Plan for Success. Third Edition.
National Cancer Inst. (NIH), Bethesda, MD.; Public Health Service (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
This guide was originally designed for professional baseball players but it is now distributed to college athletes. The facts and strategies apply to any athlete in any sport. Use of smokeless tobacco or snuff greatly increases the risk of developing oral cancer and other serious medical conditions. The first part of this guide explains the health risks and gives facts about the use of smokeless tobacco. It includes a self-test to determine addiction to tobacco. The second section offers a "9-Inning Game Plan" for kicking the habit permanently. The "innings" include: (1) Decide to Quit; (2) Pick a Quit Date; (3) Cut Back before You Quit; (4) Right Before Your Quit Day; (5) Quit Day; (6) Your First Week Off Smokeless; (7) Your Second Week Off and Dealing with Triggers; (8) Going the Distance; and (9) Celebrate Your Success. Sections are illustrated with photographs of popular sports figures and include motivational quotations. (JLS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Cancer Inst. (NIH), Bethesda, MD.; Public Health Service (DHHS), Rockville, MD.