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20 Jan 2019

Stop smoking
Hi I want to stop smoking, I don't no where to start. I have been trying to stop smoking but trying different method of quitting I need help please.
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Stop Smoking Advice

04 Mar 2019

You're already on your way - most people who successfully stop smoking use a few methods, and they fail a few times before they succeed! The key is to keep trying after you fail. Each time you try you are training yourself to change your behaviour and finally break the habit. Which methods have you tried? 
A good way to start is to get rid of cigarettes and everything connected with it, like ashtrays, from your home. Make your home smoke-free. Ask any friends who smoke not to smoke around you, and avoid places where people are smoking. Try joining a support group or a stop-smoking programme, and talk to your doctor about whether medications to help you quit would be suitable in your case. Also consider nicotine gum or patches.
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