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Tips to Help You Quit Smoking Cigarettes

The process of quitting tobacco and recovery from the addiction to nicotine is an individual journey. There are however, some similarities most people share. Tips for Quitting Smoking prepares you by teaching you what to expect and how to cope. Protect your freedom with knowledge!

22 Things I've Learned About Quitting Smoking
In her personal account, this ex-smoker shares 22 things that helped her quit smoking successfully. They will help you, too.

A Day in the Life of an Ex-Smoker: Two Weeks
Follow the fictional account of an ex-smoker at two weeks smoke-free.

A Day in the Life of an Ex-Smoker: One Month
A fictional account of an ex-smoker at one month smoke-free.

10 Tips to Help You Quit Smoking
When she reached a year smoke-free, Karen shared 10 tips that helped her adopt a winning mindset with the community at the About.com Smoking Cessation support forum.

How Can I Get Through My First Smoke-Free Weekend?
With preparation, the challenges that come with the first smoke-free weekend are more easily managed.

Healthy Monday Messages - Tips to Help You Quit Smoking
Started by the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, the Healthy Monday campaign encourages us to think of every Monday as a day that we can begin work anew on goals that we have for ourselves.

10 Tips to Quit Smoking Successfully
There is nothing like personal experience when it comes to mapping a successful route to quit smoking. These tips to quit smoking come from someone who used all of the quit tips to quit smoking.

10 Things To Avoid When You Quit Smoking
Knowing a bit about what you can expect when you quit smoking or using any form of tobacco will help you find the permanent success you're looking for. Take a look as these common mistakes people make when they quit smoking. Knowledge is power!

Practical Tips to Help You Manage Nicotine Withdrawal
Symptoms of nicotine withdrawal can make life uncomfortable, but these tips will help you get through this phase successfully.

The Icky Threes
The icky threes refer to particular phases of a person's quit program that can be bumpy and uncomfortable as they move through nicotine withdrawal and beyond.

Owning Our Quits
Own Your Quit Program - How to Own Your Quit Smoking Program

When Friends and Family Sabotage Our Efforts to Quit Smoking
When we quit smoking, those around us might not offer the support we'd hoped for, or worse, actually try to sabotage our efforts at smoking cessation.See submissions

Patience with the Process When You Quit Smoking
From Michelle Boisvert: "It took us many years to create the associations we did as smokers…a cigarette after waking, a cigarette after eating, a cigarette in a stressful situation, a cigarette in celebration and on and on…we smoked as an automatic response to any number of stimuli, and we did this over years."

Quitting Smoking -There is No Substitute for Time
From About.com Smoking Cessation Forum Moderator, Michelle: "We have become a society that demands instant gratification, and patience has gone by the wayside. I believe some things are still worth waiting for, and I KNOW that smoke-freedom is one of them."

Clearing the Air: Quit Smoking and Quit for Keeps
Once you've quit smoking, you'll need to have choices readily available to help you manage the urge to smoke. Read through this article for tips on how to stay smoke free.

Quit Smoking Help from John Ryan
From John Ryan: "Never try to quit smoking through brute willpower. Instead, free yourself through UNDERSTANDING - and you'll be a Happy Non-smoker for life! Here's how..."

Deep Breathing
Deep breathing is a quick and effective way to manage the urges to smoke that accompany nicotine withdrawal.

Start a Quit Journal
A quit journal is a powerful tool that can help you reinforce your resolve to stop smoking.

Beat Smoking Urges with Exercise
Exercise is an effective tool that can help reduce the urge to smoke during smoking cessation.

The Five D's of Smoking Cessation
The Five D's is a handy tool that will help you quickly decipher and respond in a healthy way to smoking urges as they come up during smoking cessation.

Reward Yourself!
A daily reward during early smoking cessation reinforces motivation and the value of quitting smoking.

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