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    1. 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. ...

    2. 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 ...

    3. Varenicline (Chantix) for Quitting Smoking

      Drug details for Varenicline tartrate (Chantix) for quitting smoking.

    4. Quitting Smoking - Thinking About Quitting?

      When you're craving tobacco, it's hard to focus on quitting. Preparing yourself before you quit can help. Before you toss the tobacco, get ready for a life without nicotine.MotivationWhat would motivate you to quit smoking? Think about it. Use this self - test to help you discover what might motivate you to quit smoking(What is a PDF document?).Staying healthy is one reason for teens to quit using

    5. Quitting Smoking - Ready to Quit Today?

      When you plan your strategy for quitting tobacco, use the U.S. Surgeon General's five keys to quitting: get ready, get support, learn new skills and behaviors, get and use medication, and be prepared for relapse.1. Get readyContact your local health department for information about the kinds of help available in your area for people who want to quit smoking. Telephone help lines operated by your .

    6. Quitting Smoking - Staying Smoke-Free

      Many of the changes you feel when you first quit tobacco are not positive. Nicotine withdrawal can make you feel short - tempered and grumpy. You may have trouble sleeping or concentrating. You may struggle with changing your smoking habits and rituals. This is a lot to deal with, but keep at it. You will feel better.You may struggle for many months to stay tobacco - free. At some point, however,

    7. 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 ...

    8. 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

    9. Nicotine Replacement Therapy for Quitting Tobacco

      Drug details for Nicotine replacement therapy for quitting tobacco.

    10. Bupropion (Zyban) for Quitting Smoking

      Drug details for Bupropion hydrochloride (Zyban) for quitting smoking.

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