Tips to help you beat tobacco and nicotine addiction
- Get ready. Select a quit date and make it special. Try to reduce your tobacco use before the quit date.
- Get support. Ask family and friends to support you. Ask for help with smoking cessation from your doctor or employer.
- Learn new skills and behavior. Change daily routines that trigger your tobacco use. Get your teeth cleaned and try peppermints, sunflower seeds or gum to keep your mouth busy.
- Consider nicotine replacement therapy. Nicotine replacement is available over the counter and by prescription. It can double your chances of quitting successfully.
- Be prepared. It may take multiple attempts to quit.
Resources to help you quit
- Call: Get phone and text support through the Quitline at 800-784-8669 or text QUIT to 47848.
- Join: You can join a study of treatments to help you quit and remain tobacco-free. Call 877-632-6789.
- Ask: You may be eligible for a lung cancer screening exam. Call 877-632-6789.
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