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Tips on Quitting Smoking
We all know the benefits of quitting smoking, but sometimes going cold turkey-especially around the holidays-can be tough. Here are some tips from Medline Plus, a service of the National Library of Medicine, that may help:
Lastly, if you find it too difficult to quit on your own, consider joining a smoking cessation group.
Remember that most ex-smokers did not quit on the first try. Sometimes it takes several attempts. So, do not get discouraged if you cannot kick the habit immediately. Look at the attempts as learning opportunities and try new strategies the next time. Persistence and determination will pay off.
Source: A.D.A.M. , Inc. (2011). "Smoking-Tips on How to Quit." Retrieved November 21, 2011 from Medline Plus.