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Tips to Help You Quit Smoking

Stop-Smoking.JPGTobacco cravings can be hard to cope with when you’re trying to quit smoking or chewing tobacco, but a recent study showed that smokers who tried quitting did end up kicking their habit for good. Follow the tips below from Phyllis Jester, Tobacco Cessation Specialist at Riddle Hospital, to stay on track, resist your cravings, and finally live a smoke-free, healthier lifestyle.

Anticipate cravings. Admit to yourself that cravings are going to happen, but arm yourself with gum, water, or a healthy snack. Call a friend who can support you when you feel a craving coming on, and avoid trigger situations where you would be likely to smoke, like going outside or a morning cup of coffee.

Get physical. Many people worry about gaining weight once they quit smoking. Combat extra calories by going to the gym or for a walk. If you can’t work out, get on your feet to do something, whether it’s walking to a co-worker’s desk rather than picking up the phone or filing papers. This added activity can also give you a mood boost and help curb cravings.

Find a replacement. Many quitters turn to nicotine replacements as a substitute for cigarettes. Different types of nicotine therapy include patches, gums, lozenges, nasal sprays, and inhalers.

Try something new. There are a number of alternative treatment options available for quitters who want to try something new. Look for information on acupuncture, hypnosis, or aromatherapy, which have been said to help quitters avoid cravings.

Tell someone. If you want to quit, make sure your close family and friends, especially other smokers, know about it. When someone else is aware of your goal, they can help you stick to it. Make sure you throw away any visual triggers that might prompt you to smoke, like lighters or ashtrays.

Ready to quit? Our smoking cessation classes can help. Visit our website to learn more, including dates, times, and locations.
 
Posted by Main Line Health on 6/4/2013 4:19:50 PM
Read more articles about: Smoking, Riddle_Hospital

Tips to Help You Quit Smoking

Stop-Smoking.JPGTobacco cravings can be hard to cope with when you’re trying to quit smoking or chewing tobacco, but a recent study showed that smokers who tried quitting did end up kicking their habit for good. Follow the tips below from Phyllis Jester, Tobacco Cessation Specialist at Riddle Hospital, to stay on track, resist your cravings, and finally live a smoke-free, healthier lifestyle.

Anticipate cravings. Admit to yourself that cravings are going to happen, but arm yourself with gum, water, or a healthy snack. Call a friend who can support you when you feel a craving coming on, and avoid trigger situations where you would be likely to smoke, like going outside or a morning cup of coffee.

Get physical. Many people worry about gaining weight once they quit smoking. Combat extra calories by going to the gym or for a walk. If you can’t work out, get on your feet to do something, whether it’s walking to a co-worker’s desk rather than picking up the phone or filing papers. This added activity can also give you a mood boost and help curb cravings.

Find a replacement. Many quitters turn to nicotine replacements as a substitute for cigarettes. Different types of nicotine therapy include patches, gums, lozenges, nasal sprays, and inhalers.

Try something new. There are a number of alternative treatment options available for quitters who want to try something new. Look for information on acupuncture, hypnosis, or aromatherapy, which have been said to help quitters avoid cravings.

Tell someone. If you want to quit, make sure your close family and friends, especially other smokers, know about it. When someone else is aware of your goal, they can help you stick to it. Make sure you throw away any visual triggers that might prompt you to smoke, like lighters or ashtrays.

Ready to quit? Our smoking cessation classes can help. Visit our website to learn more, including dates, times, and locations.
 
Posted by Main Line Health on 6/4/2013 4:19:50 PM
Read more articles about: Smoking, Riddle_Hospital
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