As simple as it may sound, the truth is that we started Quitgate.com because we were inspired to save lives. We wanted to use our experience coupled with our open and caring heart to help people find true happiness while taking control of their own wellness, exercising their personal powers, and conscientiously engaging in a healthy lifestyle to keep them hale and hearty for the rest of their lives.
As a child, our founder lost his maternal uncle to lung cancer after smoking cigarettes for over 44 years. This sad event later spurred him to take action. A smoke-free initiative was launched in 2007 as an advocacy and education effort to garner public support towards tobacco control laws and to prevent young people from the uptake of smoking respectively. From that little idea to save lives, the initiative has been represented at over 30 international meetings/conferences and carried out projects/participated in fellowships in 21 countries on five continents with several awards, local and int’l media recognitions including Time Magazine. To further deepen our impact in this very critical area of health-Tobacco use, Quitgate.com was born as a platform that combines evidence-based counseling, social support, large smoking cessation product selection, low price, FREE shipping and wow customer service to help smokers quit.
Why we care
Tobacco kills over 5 million people yearly around the world and every year in the U.S. alone, over 440,000 people die from tobacco-caused diseases, making tobacco the leading cause of preventable death. Another 65,000 people die from exposure to secondhand smoke. Tragically, each day thousands of kids still pick up a cigarette for the first time. We were deeply touched by these statistics and couldn’t wait one more minute to take action.