Here’s a reminder that you’re not in this alone. Quitting smoking is difficult, and there are many resources out there to help.
Your first call can always be to your physician, who can help connect you with both support resources and treatment options. Your doctor knows your medical history, and as such can best recommend safe and effective options to help you quit smoking.
“ Letting them know you plan to quit smoking will allow your community to be there for you and offer support during the more challenging times ”
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration offers a free helpline that is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) to access referral information for treatment, support, and other community-based organizations. It’s a great resource to call and find out which options are available for you to help in your smoking cessation process.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) operates two apps for your smartphone that can help you quit smoking. They provide support, motivation, and help you track your goals. QuitGuide and quitSTART are available for free on the CDC website and work with both Android and iOS phones.
You may find more support than you expect among your family and friends. Letting them know you plan to quit smoking will allow your community to be there for you and offer support during the more challenging times. You can even look into joining a local support group like Nicotine Anonymous to connect with others in your community who are going through the same things you are.
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