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Quitting smoking is one of the most important things to do for your health. The sooner you leave, the sooner your body will start to heal. You’ll feel better and work harder with your family and friends.
Smoking hurts almost every part of the body.
Smoking is the primary cause of preventable death and disease in the United States.
- Lung Cancer and many other types of cancer
- heart disease
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other lung diseases
- Pregnancy problems
- Gum disease
- Vision loss
- Type 2 diabetes
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Learn more about how smoking affects different parts of the body.
Basics: secondhand smoke
Smoking also hurts others.
The second smoke mix is the smoke that comes from your cigarette and the smoke you breathe. Secondly, smoke is dangerous and can cause health problems for people around you.
In infants and children, breathing can cause smoke within seconds;
- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
- Severe asthma attack
- ear infections
In adults, breathing in a second smoke can cause
- heart disease
- Lung cancer
Basics: How can I quit?
you can quit smoking.
Quitting smoking is hard, but millions of people have done it successfully. In fact, more than half of Americans have quit smoking ever. It could be one of them!
Nicotine – a drug in all tobacco products found to be as addictive as granny or cocaine. Nicotine is found in cigarettes and makes a strong sense that you would like to smoke (I wish). Remember – getting away is not easy, but it can be done!
Take these steps to help you quit;
- Make a list of the reasons you want to quit.
- Set a quiet place and make a decision to deal with your desires.
- Ask your family, friends, and loyal friends for help.
- Talk with your doctor about advice and medicines that can help you feel safe.
- Call 1-800-JUST-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or visit Smokefree.gov for free assistance.
- They receive free tools for 24/7 support and encouragement.
You can find out more about the steps to prepare to quit smoking.
Basics: Health Benefits
You’ll feel better after you’re quiet.
Your body starts to heal as soon as you quit smoking. Here are some ways you’ll feel better:
- You will breathe more easily.
- Your senses of taste and smell will improve.
- you will have more energy.
- Your lungs will be stronger to make you more active.
- You cough and count (struggles to breathe) less.
Find out more about how quitting smoking will help your health.
Quitting smoking will help you live a longer, healthier life.
After you quit smoking:
- Your risk is to prevent a heart attack or stroke.
- Your risk of dying from cancer comes down.
- Oxygen and carbon monoxide levels in your blood return to normal.
- If you have children, you can help them by leaving smoking which is healthier. Children whose parents smoke around them are at higher risk for lung and ear infections.
Describe the true stories of people who were injured by the smoke.
Basics: Weight Control
Will he gain weight by leaving me?
Some people worry about gaining weight when they quit smoking. It’s true that some people gain weight after giving up, but doing weight gain can prevent you from making choices. For example:
- Get Active. Stretch for 2 hours and 30 minutes a week for moderate aerobic activity, such as fasting or walking.
- Eat healthy snacks, such as vegetables or fruits.
- Talk with your doctor about ways to control your weight.
To learn more ways to look after your weight after quitting, check out these tips.
Take Action Make a plan
Take these steps to quit smoking.
Your Accounts to Quit.
Make a list of all types you they want to rest. For example, retiring your accounts could be a healthy example of saving your children and money. Have a list with you to remind you why quitting is so important.
Set up a quiet day.
- Pick a day that gives you enough time to get ready to rest. But make sure that you do not lose your cause quickly enough.
- Tell your family, friends, and co-workers about your retirement time so that they can support you.
Make the decision to quit.
- Think about situations that may smoke cats. Think about how you will handle them without smoking.
- Before your resting day, go through your house, car and fabric to get rid of everything that pertains to smoking. Throw off all your cigarettes, asthrays, lighters, and matches.
- Clean your clothes so that they don’t smell smoke.
Check out this online quit counseling tool or call the Tobacco quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) for free support and help setting up your quit plan.
Take Action Change routines
Change your daily routine.
Changing your posture to a quiet day and then changing your smoking habit can help keep it safe.
- Try another route to work.
- The first few weeks, avoid activities and combine smoking.
- Do everything and go where smoking is not allowed.
- Make getting quit active and healthy part of your plan. For smoking: eat healthy snacks, walk for walks, and drink plenty of water.
Break the link between eating and smoking.
Many people like to smoke when they finish a meal. Here are some ways to undo the link:
- Get up from the table as soon as you’re eating.
- Brush your teeth fresh and fresh, clean your lips.
- To walk after meals.
Take Action Stress and Cravings
Deal with stress.
Some people smoke to deal with stress. But there are ways to deal with stress without smoking.
Manage stress by creating calming moments in your daily schedule. Try relaxation methods like deep breathing, short walks, and meditation.
You can even send out these tips to deal with stress as you quit.
Manage your desires.
When talking about smoking, the urge to smoke will come and go, but will gradually decrease over time. Most appetites last only a short time.
Here are some ways to manage your desires.
- Exercise your hands. Try brushing your teeth, washing your hands, tablets, and stealing, making dishes.
- Get ready for healthy tasks, like baby carrots, apples, whole grain crackers, or sugar-free gum.
- Distract yourself with new activity. Try playing the game on your phone, chatting with a friend, or shooting or making other suggestions.
- If you used to smoke while driving, try something new. Take public transportation or ride with a friend.
- Take more deep breaths to help you relax.
- Write down your list of reasons for leaving.
Remember, departing is difficult — so prepare yourself. Take this drawing quiz daily to see your progress.
Take Action To help
Talk with a doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
- Quitting smoking strategies are likely to work best for you.
- Drugs that can improve your chances of quitting – and how you should use these drugs.
When you stop smoking, your body causes nicotine withdrawal. In this way you may feel passionate, anxious, restless, or hungry. You may have trouble either contracted or sleeping. I’ve found some drugs that can help with withdrawal.
what about price?
You can receive free support by calling 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or you can visit Smokefree.gov.
Because of the Affordable Care Act, the health care reform law passed in 2010, insurance plans must cover some services that are exempt from mending. As in your insurance, you can obtain these services at no cost to you.
Check with your insurance company to find out what kind of policies and applications are included in your plan. For information about other services provided by Affordable Care Gaps, visit HealthCare.gov.
Take Action Stick with this
Don’t give up!
Remember, it is time to overcome addiction. Check out these tips for maning smokefree.
Learn from the past.
Many men attempt to retire more than once before they succeed. Most people who start smoking again within the first 3 months after quitting do so. If you’ve tried to quit before, think about what he did to you and what he didn’t do.
Being around other smokers can make it harder to quit. So drink alcohol.
If you are having a hard time “death quit”, talk with your doctor about what types of treatments or medicines may help you. Remember that one of the most important things you can do is protect your health.
Content update October 15, 2020
This data was adapted from smoking materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute.
Stephen D. Babb, MPH
Fitness and Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Brenna VanFrank, MD, MSPH
Fitness and Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention