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Smoking Cessation

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Do you want to quit smoking?

Here are some tips to help:

  • Spend more time in smoke-free places
  • Keep cigarettes, lighters and ashtrays out of sight
  • Find new habits and activities that can’t be done while smoking such as jogging, cooking, swimming etc.
  • Keep things like lollipops, pretzel rods, celery and carrot sticks handy when you have a craving
  • If you get the “crazies” relax through taking a bath, hot shower or meditating
  • Reward Yourself

Know that withdrawal symptoms only last 1-2 weeks

Even if you aren’t ready to quit now, try cutting down first:

  • Set a quitting target date
  • Smoke one less cigarette each day
  • Postpone lighting your first cigarette for an extra hour each day
  • Smoke only half of each cigarette

Relapses occur most often in the first week. If this happens, don’t give up, try again!

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