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Where can I get help with quitting smoking?

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Where can I get help with quitting smoking?
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Getting advice from a trained professional, such as a nurse, doctor, or smoking counselor can help you stop smoking. As well as prescribing aids such as nicotine patches, your doctor will be able to recommend services in your local area, as well as national organizations that help people across the country.

Research has shown that people who seek help from organizations and make use of nicotine replacement products, such as patches or gum, are four times more likely to succeed in quitting than people who try to quit without any help.

Individual counseling, or group sessions, can be a good way to help you give up smoking. You will receive useful, practical advice, such as tips on beating cravings, choosing the right day to give up, and how to get medication such as bupropion on prescription. You may also find that joining a group provides you with extra encouragement to quit smoking because you can share your experiences with others who are also trying to give up.

Your doctor, or nurse practitioner, will be able to give you details about other stop smoking services in your local area. To keep you motivated, you could try quitting with a friend, or starting up your own group at work.

NOTICE: The information provided on this site is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on Wellsphere. If you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.
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