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EXPERT TIPS FROM A FORMER SMOKER

Sit down with Matthew Bars, an experienced Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) and former smoker, as he discusses topics that may help you prepare to quit smoking.

Meet Matthew Bars

Introducing Matthew Bars, a certified TTS who shares his own experiences as a former smoker to help smokers quit.

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    Meet Matthew Bars

    Introducing Matthew Bars, a certified TTS who shares his own experiences as a former smoker to help smokers quit.

    Meet Matthew Bars

    Introducing Matthew Bars, a certified TTS who shares his own experiences as a former smoker to help smokers quit.

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    The challenges of nicotine addiction

    See how nicotine can affect the body when you smoke cigarettes.

    The challenges of nicotine addiction

    See how nicotine can affect the body when you smoke cigarettes.

    Up Next: The basics of quitting smoking

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    The basics of quitting smoking

    Get the facts on how difficult quitting smoking can be, and how talking to a doctor or healthcare provider can help..

    The basics of quitting smoking

    Get the facts on how difficult quitting smoking can be, and how talking to a doctor or healthcare provider can help.

    Up Next: Treatment options for quitting

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    Treatment options for quitting

    Learn about the many different treatment options available to help smokers quit.

    Treatment options for quitting

    Learn about the many different treatment options available to help smokers quit.

    Up Next: Forming a plan to quit smoking

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    Forming a plan to quit smoking

    Matt shares tips to help you quit, including how making a quit plan can help along the way. .

    Forming a plan to quit smoking

    Matt shares tips to help you quit, including how making a quit plan can help along the way.

    Up Next: Finding support while you quit

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    Finding support while you quit

    Find out how support can help when you try to quit smoking.

    Finding support while you quit

    Find out how support can help when you try to quit smoking.

    Up Next: How to maintain a non-smoking lifestyle

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    How to maintain a non-smoking lifestyle

    Learn about some different strategies for managing the urge to smoke and tips for staying motivated in order to stay smoke-free.

    How to maintain a non-smoking lifestyle

    Learn about some different strategies for managing the urge to smoke and tips for staying motivated in order to stay smoke-free.

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SUPPORT FROM A DOCTOR
MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Quitting smoking can be rough, but you don't have go it alone. In fact, counseling and medication from your doctor or healthcare provider can double your chances of quitting.

There are many different ways to quit smoking, including medication. Quitting with medication and counseling has been found to be more effective than medication alone. Ask your doctor what may be right for you.

A prescription treatment option may be able to help.

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MAKE YOUR QUIT PLAN

When you’re trying to quit smoking, it can help to make a plan and get support along the way. Studies show that only about 4% to 7% of people who try to quit "cold turkey" are able to do so successfully. Start making your quit plan today with the tools and information included in the Plan-to-Quit cards.

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Before you quit

Preparing to quit means getting personal. It’s time to think about why you’re quitting, what it means to you, and how to prepare yourself for a smoke‑free life.

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Your quit date

When it’s your day to quit, you will need to get focused. Create an action plan to help you through what may be a tough day. It’s time to strategize!

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After you quit

You put down the pack, and that means staying strong. Learn how to fight the urge to smoke and make strategies to distract yourself. Get ready to make your own emergency kit!

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All cards

It’s time to get motivated and organized! Download the full set of Plan‑to-Quit cards to help you during your quit‑smoking journey.

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