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• Set your quit date.
• Put your commitment in writing. • Follow the instructions above.
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1 Help me quit using tobacco: Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence
2 Tips to help you quit: American Cancer Society, 20013 Quit smoking action plan. New York: American Lung Association, A New Approach to Life
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are smoking 25 or more cigarettes per day, you have developed new attitudes and activities that should use the 4-mg pieces in the same way. replace those behaviors that surrounded smoking and other tobacco use. Before you attempt to quit, The gum should be chewed slowly until a pep- think about preparing for it. The better prepared pery or minty taste emerges and then park the you are, the higher the likelihood of success. Here gum between your cheek and gum for about 30 • Decide positively that you want to quit. • Make a list of reasons, including personal rea- Possible side effects:
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• Repeat one of these reasons to yourself several Ask your health-care provider for advice about using • Start conditioning yourself physically with a medications to ease the symptoms of withdrawal and modest exercise routine. Get lots of rest and help you to quit using tobacco. The US Public Health Service recognizes five first-line treatments that have • Set a target date for quitting within the next 2 been proven effective at reducing tobacco use: weeks. Don’t allow anything to change that date. • Identify barriers to quitting. What will make Nicotine Patch
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• If any of these people are smokers, ask them to Carefully read and follow the directions on the package refrain from using tobacco around you or, better yet, ask them to join you in quitting.
• Clear the places where you usually smoke of any- Inability to concentrate Take a brisk walk.
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thing that would remind you of cigarettes – like • Clean your house and car; try to remove the • Make a list of activities, hobbies, and interests that you can do to keep your mind off smoking.
• Prepare yourself with knowledge about the withdrawal symptoms and ways to cope with Try not to push yourself for 2-4 weeks.



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