Quitting Smoking - Methods That Work

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Discuss the various methods you tried to quit smoking. What, if anything, worked?

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What methods can help a person quit smoking?

Several methods are available to assist those who decide to quit smoking. The main categories of methods are:

  • changing the behavior that is associated with smoking;
  • self-help literature;
  • nicotine replacement therapy; and
  • prescription smoking cessation aids.

Each method actually offers several different options. Moreover, combinations of the methods usually are necessary, and no one combination will work for everyone. In fact, it may be necessary to try several different methods or combinations of methods before success is achieved.

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Comment from: Hottip, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 14

I smoked 2 packs a day for 25 years, and until I got a bad chest cold I couldn't stop. I hardly could inhale the cold Colorado air without severe chest pain, so the last thing I wanted was a cigarette. The chest cold lasted for about 2 weeks, and I decided to not take that 1st smoke after I felt better. So the solution is to get a respiratory illness - it just may force you to quit.

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