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Friday, March 1, 2024

Want to quit smoking?


Are you a truck driver who wants to quit smoking or using tobacco products but don’t know where or how to start? Have you tried before and think that you’ll never be able to stop? The St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund wants you to know you are NOT alone! There are many other professional drivers on the road feeling the same way.

To help them along on their path to living smoke-free, St. Christopher Fund has begun a driver movement to drive a Rig Without Cigs. The Fund is sponsoring a year-long program to help drivers and their families break the nicotine habit. The program started September 1 and runs through August 31, 2018.

Drivers can join the program at the beginning of each quarter and continue throughout the year. There will be a prize drawing each quarter for drivers that are involved and making progress. One grand prize drawing will be held for all drivers that stay involved for the whole year.

Each driver that signs up be a part of the program will fill out an online informational questionnaire. After receiving the information, SCF will provide information on how to break the chains of nicotine. The St. Christopher Fund will provide weekly encouragement and accountability and create a network of support from fellow drivers.

The program helps drivers identify and beat their tobacco triggers. The Fund will explain how nicotine addiction works and what methods of smoking aids, along with alternative therapies are available to them. The Fund also recommends that each driver receive a consultation with a tobacco cessation doctor or counsellor to decide the best method of treatment for each individual and will provide information on how to obtain that consultation.

Rigs Without Cigs will offer quarterly conference calls to discuss participants progress and answer questions they may have. Dr. John McElligott will facilitate these calls.

If you have questions or would like more information on the tobacco cessation program, email Julie Dillon at julie@truckersfund.org.
The program is open to all semi-truck drivers and others in the trucking industry. All prize-eligible participants must have an active CDL. Friends and family are encouraged to participate also, but aren’t prize-eligible.

Certain criteria must be met to be eligible to win a completion, monthly or grand prize. All prizes are provided by Road Pro.