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Quite Smoking for Good

Do you have what it takes to quit? We think you do, and with a little help, we know that you can!

The benefits of quitting smoking are almost immediate. As soon as you quit, your body begins to repair the damage the smoke has caused. 

#1
Preventable Deaths
Cigarette smoking is the considered the number one cause of preventable death in the U.S.
480
Thousand
More than 480,000 people die each year in the United States as a direct result of smoking.
52
Percent
of all cancer deaths in men and 44% in women are related to cigarettes.

Tips for Quitting

It’s important to remember why you’re here. You’re going to be more successful at quitting if you create a plan. Here are some things you can add to your checklist to get started:

  • Set a quit date
  • Get all tobacco products and anything related to tobacco, like lighters and ashtrays out of your house.
  • Take advantage of various quit medications. These can include nicotine patches, gum, and lozenges. These options can double your likelihood of successfully quitting.
  • Write down the reasons why you are quitting.

Learn to Fight Cravings

  • We all know other smokers. Make an effort to avoid socializing when others are smoking since it will make you crave a cigarette even more.
  • Take tobacco out of your normal routine. We know it’s harder than it sounds, but your quit plan will help you make it happen
  • Occupy your mouth. When a craving hits, use gum, mints, a straw, or toothpick to occupy your mouth
  • Picture it! Put a photo of what you’re going to buy with your cigarette savings on your phone so that you’re reminded of what you’re working toward.

Quitting tobacco takes serious commitment and there’s nothing more frustrating than everyone else trying to tell you how to do it. Any smoker could use a little help from someone who knows what they’re talking about. Contact us today to learn how we can help. 860.585.3300.

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