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How to Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking takes time and can be hard to do. Finding the method that is right for you is important.  By learning more about what methods are available and planning ahead to prepare yourself for the challenges of quitting, you can improve your chances of success.

Making a plan to quit smoking

A quit plan should help you to:

  • Keep track of your smoking
  • Practice quitting
  • Set a quit date
  • Get support from others to help you quit
  • Eliminate smoking "triggers"

The quit plan should include:

  • Substitutes for smoking
  • Dealing with situations when you normally smoke
  • Dealing with cravings
  • Rewarding yourself many times a day
  • How to get back on track if you slip by smoking after your quit date

Quitting smoking for pregnant women

When you decide to quit smoking or to avoid second-hand smoke, you are making a healthy choice. Your baby is the best reason in the world to quit smoking now.

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