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  • Why Should I Quit Smoking?
    17 May 2016

    One of the most important parts of learning to quit smoking is understanding your motivations for wanting to quit. Wanting to quit for someone else is a sure indicator of […]

  • Second and Third-Hand Smoke
    17 May 2016

    Second-hand smoke can cause cancer in nonsmokers. It can also cause breathing problems and heart disease. People who breathe secondhand smoke get colds and flu more easily. And they often […]

  • Why is Quitting Smoking Difficult?
    17 May 2016

    Many ex-smokers say quitting was the hardest thing they ever did. Do you feel hooked? You’re probably addicted to nicotine. Nicotine is in all tobacco products. It makes you feel […]

  • Preparing to Quit Smoking
    17 May 2016

    Just thinking about quitting may make you anxious. But your chances will be better if you get ready first. Quitting works best when you’re prepared. Before you quit, START by […]

  • Medications to Help with Smoking Withdrawal
    17 May 2016

    When you quit smoking, you may feel strange at first. You may feel dull, tense, and not yourself. These are signs that your body is getting used to life without […]

  • Steps to Take on Your Quit Smoking Day
    17 May 2016

    Today’s the day you start your smoke-free life! Remind your family and friends that today is your quit date. Ask them to support you during the first few days and […]

  • Managing Your Smoking Cravings
    17 May 2016

    What can you do when you really have an urge or craving for a cigarette? One thing to keep in mind is that these urges to smoke will come and […]

  • What to Do If You Slip When You Quit Smoking
    17 May 2016

    Don’t be discouraged if you slip up and smoke one or two cigarettes. It’s not a lost cause. One cigarette is better than an entire pack. But that doesn’t mean […]