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Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking is one of the most important things you will ever do. You are going to live a longer, healthier life.
The benefits of quitting will begin as soon as you stop.
First, circle a quit date on your calendar. Think about what worked and what didn’t work last time you tried to quit.
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Start Today: Small Steps
  • Pick a quit date. Circle it on your calendar.
  • Take this nicotine addiction test to find out how hooked you are.
  • Make a shopping list with healthy snacks and sugar-free gum.
  • Don’t smoke in your home or car – ask your guests to smoke outside.
  • Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW for free support and coaching.
  • Make an appointment with your doctor to discuss medications that may help.

Learn how smoking relates to heart disease. If you are a smoker, it’s a good idea to get your blood pressure checked.

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