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The way to quit tobacco use is the same whether you smoke, chew, snuff, or vape.

Start by making a quit plan Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol which includes the following:

  • Find out what your triggers your tobacco use. When you drive? When you feel uncomfortable? When you drink? With your morning cup of coffee? Worried about weight gain? Once you have identified what you associate tobacco use with, you will need to change your patterns.
  • Ask about medications. The most successful quits are a combination of a quit plan for behavior change and medication or Nicotine Replacement Therapy. Talk to your doctor about what he or she recommends for you or call QuitNow-NH (1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669)).
  • Read the You Can Quit Tobacco brochureCreate a support team. Quitting smoking is not something you want to do alone. It is just too difficult of a change to accomplish by yourself. The good news is that you don’t have to do it by yourself; friends and family members are willing to help. Go to nh.quitlogix.org join a community of smokers who are quitting, just like you. Or join others who are trying to quit smokeless tobacco at www.MyLastDip.com or www.KillTheCan.org.
  • Pick a day to quit. Pick an actual date. Mark it on your calendar. Give yourself some time to prepare for this day. Choose a day that is not a day that you will have stressful things to deal with or need to be highly productive.

 

Visit QuitNow-NHQuitNow-NH offers NH residents who want to quit tobacco products access to specially trained Quit Coaches who will help you choose nicotine replacement medicines and offer ways to stop cravings and avoid triggers-at no cost to you! Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669) or log on to QuitNow-NH and fill out the enrollment form for a Quit Coach to call back. Print materials are also offered for added support in your quitting journey.

 

 

 

 

 
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