Quitting Smoking is a Journey

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Dr. Mike Evans explores what works and what doesn't work when thinking about quitting smoking. Funding provided by Health Canada (http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca) and the Canadian Action Network for the Advancement, Dissemination and Adoption of Practice-informed Tobacco Treatment - Canadaptt


"Quitting smoking is easy, I've done it a thousand times."

Mark Twain

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Tips & Hints

  • Write a list of the reasons why you want to stop

    Keep the list with you and refer to it when tempted to light up. By write down the reasons why smoking is so harmful, the benefits of s...
  • Set a date for stopping, and stop completely

    Some people prefer the idea of cutting down gradually. However, research has shown that if you smoke fewer cigarettes than usual, you a...
  • Tell everyone that you are giving up smoking

    Friends and family often give support and may help you. Smoking by others in the household makes giving up harder. If appropriate, try ...
  • Don't despair if you fail

    Examine the reasons why you felt it was more difficult at that particular time. It will make you stronger next time. On average, people...
  • Anticipate when you are most likely to want to smoke

    In particular, drinking alcohol is often associated with failing in an attempt to stop smoking. You should consider not drinking much a...
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