Quitting Smoking

If you want tostop smoking, you can make small changes to your lifestyle, use these tips to so you can quit smoking for good.

Making a Change That Matters

Almost everyone wants to change or improve some part of his or her life. For some people, it’s eating better or getting more exercise. For others, it might be quitting smoking or drinking less. But whatever the change, you have to be ready to make it. And the reality is that only you know when you’re ready for a change…

Making Positive Changes in Your Life After Quitting Smoking

Below are some of the most common and helpful strategies people use to get through the tough period of nicotine withdrawal. Make a list of your smoking triggers. It is wiser to avoid triggers after you have quit smoking than to tempt yourself too soon. If you cannot avoid them early on, be cautious when they are…

Making Your Change Happen

So, you’re ready to make a change that matters to you. You’ve planned for this change. You have your larger plan and smaller steps defined. Let’s get started. As you start, it may help to know that you don’t have to do it all at once. Taking one step at a time helps you stay focused. It makes it easier to manage…

My Reasons to Quit Smoking

What would motivate you to quit smoking? Take a moment to fill out the smoker’s self-test. Be honest when you answer the questions. You may discover that you have more good reasons to quit than to continue using tobacco. Decide if you agree with any of these statements. _____It makes me uncomfortable to know that I am…

Nancy’s Story: Quitting Smoking Takes More Than Willpower

Nancy started smoking in nursing school. It helped relieve the stress of school. But years later, something happened to make her think twice about her smoking habit. Nancy was working as a nurse and was exposed to someone who had a bad case of pneumonia. As a precaution, Nancy was checked for pneumonia. The X-ray…