It's early in the New Year, which means it's time to make or break those resolutions.
At the top of the "healthy New Year" list for many people is to quit smoking, which, as any smoker will attest, is no easy task. According to the American Lung Association , the average smoker will try to quit seven or eight times before they have success. That's why it's important to set a date to quit, have a plan in place for when you do and to make sure you're ready to kick the habit before setting that date to stop whenever it might be.
The lung association has amassed a list of helpful tips to make it easier to devise and stick to a plan to quit. The list includes contacting your doctor to discuss smoking cessation aids; taking care of yourself with exercise, diet and rest; reaching out to family and friends for support; as well as providing help in finding out about support groups and online tools to help you quit.
Click here to see the full list of useful quitting tips. And for one-on-one help, call the Lung HelpLine at 1-800-LUNG-USA. Nurses and respiratory therapists will provide expert advice on quitting smoking.
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