If your New Year's resolution was to quit smoking, how's it going now that today is one week into the New Year? The American Legacy Foundation surveyed 1,500 smokers, and found that a third of those who resolved to quit decided to do it alone with no outside help.
Dr. Cheryl Healton says that sounds good, but most of those good intentions go up in smoke in a week. She says the best help begins with talking to a doctor who can recommend nicotine replacement products or prescription medications. That's something that also requires you to re-work your life without cigarettes.
"You have to kind of map out when you're used to having cigarettes, and get work-arounds for all those times so that you reduce the kind of cravings that are associated with it."
Another way to get help is to call the quit line. That number is 1-800-QUITNOW.
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