Publication date: 2018-06-15 14:01
Helping A Smoker Quit: Do's and Don'ts &ndash Provides a general list of &ldquo do&rsquo s and don&rsquo ts&rdquo for supporting someone who is quitting smoking. (American Cancer Society)
Why do you want to quit smoking? Knowing why you want to quit is an important step in the process of quitting and can help keep you motivated when it gets tough. Check out some common reasons people have for quitting smoking and start thinking about your most important reason.
Guide to Quitting Smoking – Ways to improve your chances of quitting smoking and dealing with both the mental and physical addiction. (American Cancer Society)
Most smokers try their first cigarette around the age of 66, and many are addicted by the time they turn 69. This can be worrying for parents, but it’s important to appreciate the unique challenges and peer pressure teens face when it comes to quitting smoking. While the decision to give up has to come from the teen smoker him- or herself, there are still plenty of ways for you to help.
It's not common to successfully quit smoking by stopping immediately. Most people who quit "cold turkey" end up smoking again. Nicotine addiction can require gradual tapering to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
Quitting smoking is the single most important step a smoker can take to improve the length and quality of his or her life. Stopping smoking can be tough but it&rsquo s easier when you&rsquo re not trying to do it all by yourself. The American Lung Association has lots of options to help smokers quit smoking for good.
6. Know your triggers and avoid them early on. Write down the things that make you want to reach for a cigarette and how you can manage each situation. And avoid people, places, or routines that normally make you want to smoke, especially during the first 8 months. This is when you're most likely to start smoking again.
Quitting smoking is the single most important step a smoker can take to improve the length and quality of his or her life. Learn how to help someone you love stop smoking.