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Smoking and Tobacco

Quitting Tips

Quit SmokingQuitting tobacco use is hard and may take several serious tries before you are successful. But, half of all people who have ever smoked have quit! YOU can, too.

When you have decided to set a quit date, make a plan. Just as you would not start out on a vacation without a road map, you need to have a plan ready for this important change in your life.

There are new medicines that can help take the edge off of withdrawal symptoms when you quit smoking.

Medicine alone, however, is not magic. You need to learn to handle urges to smoke and other ways to manage stress.

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For More Information:

Do You Smoke? Do You Want to Quit?

Smoking - Tips on How to Quit (Medline Plus)
Tobacco Cessation - You Can Quit Smoking Now! (Office of the Surgeon General)
Tobacco Free Nurses

Reference:
Nides, M., Glover, E., Reus, V., Christen, A., Make, B., Billing, C. and Williams, K. (2008). Varenicline Versus Bupropion SR or Placebo from Smoking Cessation: A Pooled Analysis. American Journal of Health Behavior. 32(6): 664-675.

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Last Reviewed: Mar 30, 2010

Karen L Ahijevych, PhD, RN, FAAN Karen L Ahijevych, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor, College of Nursing
Professor, College of Public Health
College of Nursing
The Ohio State University