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Tips on How to quit smoking.

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Dr. Alice Honig
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
3 doctors agree

In brief: Really brave!

Smoking is highly addictive.
highly dangerous for YOU!. Find something that soothes you that's OK for your body: Eat favorite ice cream; play ball; swim; Do special breathing (4 breaths in thru nose; 4 hold; then 8 breaths out through mouth)..Sing favorite melody ; Get endorphins flowing to brain by exercise; Watch old Marx Brothers movies and laugh; Help a person in need and rejoice!

In brief: Really brave!

Smoking is highly addictive.
highly dangerous for YOU!. Find something that soothes you that's OK for your body: Eat favorite ice cream; play ball; swim; Do special breathing (4 breaths in thru nose; 4 hold; then 8 breaths out through mouth)..Sing favorite melody ; Get endorphins flowing to brain by exercise; Watch old Marx Brothers movies and laugh; Help a person in need and rejoice!
Dr. Alice Honig
Dr. Alice Honig
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Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Utilize tools

Quitting is very difficult; it may take several attempts before you give up the habit for good.
Success is increased if you have support and work with your health care providers. Research shows that a combination of nicotine replacement therapy or other FDA approved smoking cessation medication AND counseling is most effective as it helps you stay on track and overcome obstacles. Best wishes

In brief: Utilize tools

Quitting is very difficult; it may take several attempts before you give up the habit for good.
Success is increased if you have support and work with your health care providers. Research shows that a combination of nicotine replacement therapy or other FDA approved smoking cessation medication AND counseling is most effective as it helps you stay on track and overcome obstacles. Best wishes
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
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Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Identify reasons to quit, establish support system, talk to provider, consider a smoking cessation counselor, set a date to quit; identify triggers and begin the process of separating them from the behavior, develop strategies to cope with triggers, develop an exercise program, utilize deep breathing, reward yourself with something healthy, plan for relapse. Most importantly, DON'T GIVE UP! :)
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