Cumming, GA (PRWEB) April 11, 2012
QuitSmoking.com© today announced the launch of The Quit Smoking Academic Scholarship. This scholarship will help fund a student who demonstrates academic excellence and a passion for helping others overcome nicotine addiction or related addictions.
Smoking and nicotine addiction occurs when a person forms an uncontrollable dependence on cigarettes to the point where stopping smoking will cause a severe emotional, mental or physical reaction. In a recent survey, more than 74% of smokers say they would like to quit smoking. However, fewer than 2.5% will quit successfully each year and only 1 in 3 succeeds in quitting after multiple attempts.
The Quit Smoking scholarship supports graduate or undergraduate students studying medicine, physiology, psychology or other behavior modification at the university level. The company aims to attract students who understand the impact that addiction has on individuals and families and can demonstrate a commitment to helping others through the related effects of quitting smoking.
The applicant's essay should detail the student’s passion and commitment to helping others overcome nicotine addiction or other addictions, why the student wants to become a professional in addiction management, current ideas for helping others overcome addiction, their motivation for studying behavior modification, goals for the next five to ten years, and what it means to overcome addiction.
Submission opens April 1, 2012, and closes October 1, 2012. To apply, students should visit http://quitsmoking.com/scholarship
The Effects of Smoking
Each year, smoking results in nearly 443,000 deaths in the United States, 650,000 deaths in Europe, and more than 5.4 million deaths worldwide. 1.3 billion people (19%) worldwide smoke regularly. According to recent polls, 74% of smokers say they would like to give up smoking but only 3–5% of smokers are able to give up smoking without outside help.
Founded in 1997, QuitSmoking.com is the number one site worldwide for people who want to quit smoking. Through its flagship site, quitsmoking.com, and its network of more than 1,200 websites, the company provides quit smoking products, community support, and quit smoking tips for smokers. It is estimated that since it was founded, the Quit Smoking community, information, and products have helped smokers save 425,300 years of life and an estimated $6–8 Billion in personal expenses.
If you would like more information about QuitSmoking.com or on smoking cessation, or would like to schedule an interview with Fred Kelley, please call 702–765–4848