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  1. Frequently Asked Questions About Quitting Smoking

    Frequently asked questions about quitting smoking.

  2. Quitting Smoking: Dealing With Weight Gain

    Many people worry about gaining weight when they quit smoking. Most people do gain weight,but it's usually less than 10 pounds. 1 The good news is that there are steps you can take to keep your weight gain small. The important thing is to quit smoking. The minute you quit,you'll be starting a much healthier life. Key points Smoking is much worse for your health than gaining a few pounds. ...

  3. Topic Overview

    Am I ready to quit?Thinking about giving up tobacco is the first step. You will improve your chance of success if you know how ready you are to stop. To find out, take this quiz: Interactive Tool: Are You Ready to Quit Smoking?It's okay if you are not ready now. But you may want to quit at some point. So keep learning and preparing yourself. You can do it. How can I stop using tobacco?You have to

  4. Quitting Smoking: Preventing Slips or Relapses

    How to deal with slips and relapses as you quit smoking.

  5. Quitting Smoking: Helping Someone Quit

    How to help someone quit smoking.

  6. Quitting Smoking: Getting Support

    How to get support for quitting smoking.

  7. Ned's Story: Quitting Smoking - Ned's story

    I've been smoking ever since I was a teenager. That’s 40-something years ago. I never really thought about what could happen to this old body if I kept lighting up. I just knew that I loved to smoke. Then I started to notice that it was getting harder and harder to do simple things like walk to my mailbox. One time my chest was so heavy that I lay down on the sidewalk until I could catch ...

  8. Quitting Smoking - Why Do You Smoke?

    Most people don't think about when or why they use tobacco. They just do it. However, knowing when and why you smoke or chew can help you choose the quitting strategy that is most likely to work. Perhaps you use tobacco:To relieve tension, especially after arguments or during stressful times, or when you feel angry or upset.To control your weight, either by keeping it down or because you're ...

  9. Quitting Smoking - Dealing With Relapse

    You're not alone in going back to smoking. Most people who quit try 8 to 10 times before they quit for good. 2 Don't feel bad about yourself. A relapse is just a sign that you need to try a different approach to quitting smoking. If you tried to quit without medicines or a program,think about trying them next time. Medicines and nicotine replacement (gum,patches,lozenges) can double your ...

  10. Quitting Smoking - Planning Your Strategy to Quit

    It may help to achieve a long - term goal like quitting tobacco by breaking it down into smaller goals. Every time you reach a goal, you feel a sense of pride along the path to becoming tobacco - free.Set your goals clearly. Write down your goals or tell someone what you are trying to do. Goals should include "by when" or "how long" as well as "what." For example: "I will keep a smoking journal fo

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