You Are Not Alone
Over one million people each year make the decision and successfully quit smoking. Here are some of their tips that can help you:
How Can I Quit?
You have heard a lot about different ways to quit. Experts say you have the best chance of quitting if you use these proven methods together. The entire process is 3-12 weeks long and depends on your individual needs. This can be broken down into three easy steps:
Step One: Consultation
Meet with Dr. Jacks for a confidential consultation about the smoking, your needs, and your options.
Step Two: Choose Your Quit Method
There are several options that may be used alone or in combination with one another. During your initial consultation, you will learn about each in order to make the choice that is right for you.
Nicotine Replacement: This means the nicotine patch, gum, or nasal spray. Any one of these three can help cut back on the urge to smoke. Studies show that almost everyone can benefit from nicotine replacement therapy. Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) allows you to gradually reduce the amount of nicotine that you put into your body. NRT options include inhalers, gum, spray, and the patch.
Zyban (Bupropion SR): This prescription medication is, in combination with NRT, one of the most successful quitting methods.
Step Three: Follow-Up
Dr. Jacks is always available for support and encouragement.
Get Support and Encouragement
Smoking cessation programs can help you learn how to deal with stress and other things that make you want to smoke. You may want to join a quit-smoking program for Group Support from other also quitting, or start your own informal group of smokers trying to quit. Studies show that the more support you have, the greater your chance for success.
Learn How to Handle The Urge to Smoke
Be aware of things that may cause you to want to smoke:
It can be tough "unlearning" something that is so much a part of what you do everyday. There is no magic solution -- but it can be done. Over one million people prove it every year -- you can, too!
Here are some benefits you'll enjoy as a nonsmoker:
What are some of the benefits you look forward to? Make a list and keep it where you can see it -- in the car, at home, or at work.