Guide to Quit Smoking

By John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
5 Jan 2016

Need to quit smoking? You've come to the right place. Consult this guide, prepared by the National Cancer Institute, to help you be successful in quitting smoking this time around.

The most important thing to remember about quitting smoking is that smoking is both a substance addiction as well as a psychological addiction. Nicotine hooks your body, and the habits you've created to go along with smoking hooks your brain. Successful quitters attack quitting head-on with strategies to address both the cravings associated with quitting (such as nicotine gum or a patch), as well as well as breaking the habits through online support groups and changes in your routines.

You can quit smoking. And we're here to help...

Getting Started

Preparing to Quit

Quitting Smoking




Last updated: 10 Mar 2016
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 10 Mar 2016
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