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  1. 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 ...

  2. Quitting Smoking - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Should I take medication to quit smoking? Should I use nicotine replacement therapy to quit smoking?Interactive tools are designed to help people determine health risks, ideal weight, target heart rate, and more. ...

  3. Quitting Smoking - Why Quit?

    More than 430, 000 people die each year from tobacco - related diseases. Tobacco use, especially smoking, is the number - one preventable cause of death and disease in the United States.3Everyone who uses tobacco would benefit from quitting. The earlier you quit using tobacco, the greater your chance of reversing the risk of tobacco - related diseases. When you quit smoking-no matter how old you a

  4. 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,

  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. 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

  7. 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. ...

  8. Nate's Story: Sick of Smoking - Nate's story

    After 8 years of trying to quit smoking,Nate was sick of it-literally. His throat hurt so much from smoking that he said to himself,"This is stupid." He tossed his pack of cigarettes to a friend and hasn't looked back. Nate started smoking in his teens with friends from school. After 2 years of smoking,he'd had enough. But by then he was hooked,and quitting was hard. "It was like a ...

  9. Nicotine Replacement Therapy for Quitting Tobacco

    Drug details for Nicotine replacement therapy for quitting tobacco.

  10. Quitting Smoking: Coping With Cravings and Withdrawal

    It's not easy to quit smoking. The nicotine in cigarettes is addicting. Your body craves it because it makes you feel good. So when you try to stop smoking, you go through nicotine withdrawal.

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