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What happens if I sneak a smoke while I'm trying to quit smoking?

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Be good to yourself. Quitting isn’t easy, but try to keep an optimistic, “can-do” attitude. Believing that you can do something is a first step toward actually doing it. Even if you’ve tried before and started smoking again, remember that it’s possible. Most people have to try several times before they succeed.

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Steven Schroeder, MD, director, Smoking Cessation Leadership Center, University of California, San Francisco.

Bruce S. Rabin, MD, PhD, medical director, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Healthy Lifestyle Program.

Scott McIntosh, PhD, associate professor of community and preventive medicine, University of Rochester, New York; director, Greater Rochester Area Tobacco Cessation Center.

Asztalos, M. , published online Dec. 17, 2009. Public Health Nutrition

Addiction , December 2008; vol 103: pp 2024-2031.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on January 16, 2019

SOURCES: 

Steven Schroeder, MD, director, Smoking Cessation Leadership Center, University of California, San Francisco.

Bruce S. Rabin, MD, PhD, medical director, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Healthy Lifestyle Program.

Scott McIntosh, PhD, associate professor of community and preventive medicine, University of Rochester, New York; director, Greater Rochester Area Tobacco Cessation Center.

Asztalos, M. , published online Dec. 17, 2009. Public Health Nutrition

Addiction , December 2008; vol 103: pp 2024-2031.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on January 16, 2019

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