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How to Stop Smoking

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Smoking is bad for your health.

  • Smoking can hurt your lungs and heart.
  • Smoking can cause cancer.
  • Women who smoke may have sick babies.
  • You can get healthy by quitting smoking!

What happens when you quit smoking?

  • You breathe better and cough less.
  • You lower the chances of cancer and heart problems.
  • You feel better and have more energy.
  • What happens when you quit smoking?
  • Food tastes better.
  • You and your clothes smell better.
  • You have whiter teeth.
  • You will live longer and stay healthy.

Make a plan to quit smoking.

  • Pick a day to quit smoking.
  • Mark it on your calendar.
  • Tell people about your plan.
  • Tell people the day you plan to quit.

Ask for help.

  • Ask your family and friends to help you.
  • Ask your doctor or support person about classes for people who want to quit.
  • Your doctor may give you medicine to help.

Stick to your plan!

  • Get rid of cigarettes and ashtrays around you.
  • Ask others not to smoke near you.
  • Think of other things when you want a cigarette.
  • Chew gum, eat raw vegetables, or eat popcorn.

You may gain weight when you quit smoking.

  • If you are hungry, eat fruits and vegetables
  • Stay away from food with sugar and fat.
  • Exercise every day.

Check out these links for more information about quitting smoking:

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Last updated on Tue, 03/09/2010 - 09:48