This Mother’s Day, Help Your Mom Go Smokefree

(May 3, 2010)

This Mother's Day, give your mom the gift that not only lasts a lifetime, but can lead to a longer, healthier lifetime – help her quit smoking.  Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in America, and its toll on women—including mothers—is tragic.  If your mom is a smoker, and wants to quit, why not show your love for her with a gift membership to the American Lung Association's Freedom From Smoking© Online?

Freedom From Smoking Online is a highly successful, self-paced program that's available 24 hours a day, and provides the tools and support that can help your mom (or anyone else) quit for good.  Research shows that people who use programs like Freedom From Smoking© Online have greater success in quitting for good, compared to those who try to quit "cold turkey." 

Many women underestimate the damage smoking does to their health.  Each year more than 170,000 U.S. women die from smoking-caused diseases.  While lung cancer death rates are decreasing for men lung cancer death rates have yet to decline among women.  Contrary to popular belief, breast cancer is not the leading cancer cause of death among women – it's lung cancer!  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), which is primarily caused by smoking, is the 4th leading cause of death in the U.S., and it affects women more than men.

Need more reasons? 

  • Moms who don't smoke have an easier time keeping up with their kids!
  • Mothers who smoke are more likely to end up with kids who smoke.
  • The best way for moms to make sure their kids don't smoke is to quit smoking themselves.
  • Secondhand smoke from mom can hurt the health of the whole family.
  • If you smoke, the best gift you could give your mom is a smokefree you! Join FFS Online yourself. 
  • Quitting smoking is one if the best ways to make sure your mother is around to be a grandmother!

Helping mom quit this Mother's Day can help you celebrate many more Mother's Days together.  Click here to learn how to give Freedom From Smoking© Online as a gift to your mom.