Ring in the New Year Tobacco Free
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STTAC - You may feel that you're ready to quit smoking today, and you've probably been smoking for many years. Give yourself the best chance to quit — plan your quit and do it once and for all! Prepare your quit plan. By upsetting your smoking habits by changing some daily routines will help you beat smoking. When you combine this with a stop-smoking medication your chances of success double! Here are some common habit-breaking tips and a list of stop-smoking medications you can use. Try switching to a brand of cigarette you wouldnever smoke. Try cutting out a few cigarettes each day. Delay lighting up when you want a cigarette; it only takes a minute or two for the urge to pass. Get busy. Do something. This really helps! Get stop-smoking medications to help with cravings Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), patches, gum and lozenges, no prescription is necessary. Ask your doctor about prescription medications such as Chantix or Zyban.Pick a quit date and write it on your calendar, it does not have to be New Years. Remember, there is no "perfect" time to quit, but it's wise to avoid a time of high stress. Give yourself 1 to 3 weeks to get ready. This allows time to: Get used to the idea of quitting. Line up family and friends for support. Practice habit-breaking. Purchase NRT or speak with your doctor about Chantix® or Zyban®. You CAN do it!Institute for Human Services