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. Be sure to watch all 7 videos to hear everything Matt has to say.
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Learn about some different strategies for managing the urge to smoke and tips for staying motivated in order to stay smoke-free.
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.
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.
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.
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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