How Do I Quit Smoking?

Posted By: Staff | May 29 2014

You probably don’t need to read an article to know you should quit smoking cigarettes. “Those things will kill you” gets old pretty fast. But where do you begin?

The most common way smokers try quitting is cold turkey – or, the more technical term, “unassisted quitting” – but it’s far from being the most successful. “People can double or even triple their odds of success if they used some kind of assistive method,” says Yvonne Hunt, program director in the National Cancer Institute’s Tobacco Control Research Branch.

With patches, gums, hotlines and pills, how do you figure out which methods are best for you? Well, maybe all of the above. “The gold standard of quitting is a combination of medicine with counseling,” Hunt says.

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