Prevention and Wellness

What’s the Best Way to Quit Smoking?

You’ve probably heard smokers say, “Don’t tell me why to quit. Tell me how.”

But with so many programs, pills and treatments to help you kick the habit, how do you know which one is best for you?

First off, there’s no one, right way to quit smoking. There are lots of methods out there to help you quit. What works for you may not work for someone else and vice versa.

You may want to create your quit plan from several options. Will you attend stop smoking classes? Sign up now. Will you work with a tobacco treatment specialist? Make your appointment today. Will you use a nicotine replacement patch, gum or other medicines? Have what you need on hand.

Your plan may include all of these. In fact, experts agree that for your best chance at success, your plan should include two of more of these options. Knowing why you smoke or use tobacco can help you decide the best plan to help you quit.

Today’s “quit smoking” treatments are based on an understanding of nicotine addiction. Learn more about nicotine replacement therapies, plus their pros and cons.

Which Nicotine Replacement Therapy is Right for You?

Instead of Smoking...

  • Take a walk
  • Work out
  • Call a friend
  • Chew cinnamon sticks. Cinnamon actually makes the taste of tobacco unpleasant
  • Eat carrots or celery sticks
  • Eat hard candy (especially cinnamon-flavored)
  • Enjoy a hobby that keeps your hands and mind busy and on the task
  • Drink lots of water—it plays a major role in ridding the body of nicotine
  • Eat healthy foods
  • Meditate and relax
  • Visualize a healthy, smoke-free you
  • Use the patch, gum, lozenge, or another type of nicotine replacement therapy
  • Go only to smoke-free places
  • Give your house a makeover

We Can Help

We can help you stop smoking for good with our free Premier Health stop smoking program. Our certified tobacco cessation specialist provides counseling and support to help you give up cigarettes, once and for all.

For more information about tobacco cessation counseling, please call Premier Community Health at (937) 227-9400.
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Source: Premier Health Community Wellness Affiliate - Premier Community Health

Content Updated: September 26, 2013

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