You are more than likely to develop a disease or die earlier if you smoke or use tobacco. Tobacco is a killer. But we are here to help you quit smoking or using tobacco.
If you smoke, you may worry about what it’s doing to your health. You probably worry, too, about how hard it might be to stop smoking. Nicotine is highly addictive, and to quit smoking — especially without help — can be difficult. In fact, most people don’t succeed the first time they try to quit. It may take more than one try, but you can stop smoking.
Take that first step.
Decide to stop smoking. Set a quit date. And then take advantage of the multitude of resources we have available to help you successfully quit smoking.
Once you’ve decided to stop smoking.
You’ll want to create quit-smoking action plan and map out how you’re going to do it.
Getting support should be one of the first steps in your plan. Support can come from family, friends, your doctor, a counselor, a support group or a telephone quit hotline. Support can also come from use of one or more of the medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration for smoking cessation.
Plan for challenges.
When creating your quit-smoking action plan, make sure to consider and plan for your challenges. Work stress, family stress, any areas that trigger your urge to smoke, make sure to think about all of these obstacles and create a plan to avoid high-risk challenges along the way. Think of other places to go where smoking isn’t allowed, such as a shopping mall, a museum or movie theater, and make a habit of going to them when you feel the urge to smoke.
Live smoke free.
Once you’ve started your quit-smoking action plan, make a pact with yourself, friends and family that you will live smoke free.
Those are only the first steps to help you stop smoking or using tobacco. We have so many resources to help you succeed. Make an appointment today and we will help you reach your goals.