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Plan Your Trip
The Risks of Tobacco
Quitting smoking is, without a doubt, the single best thing you can do for your health.
Set a Quit Date
By setting a quit date -- a day on which you will stop using all tobacco -- you will have a defined goal to work toward.
Smoking in Your Life
Before making the decision to quit smoking, take a personal inventory and explore how smoking has become part of your life.
Know the Statistics
Here are some sobering smoking facts to keep in mind as you attempt to quit.

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Predict the Potholes
Weight Gain
Many smokers worry that quitting will make them fat.
Slip-Ups
Despite your best efforts, you may unexpectedly find yourself with a cigarette in your hand, puffing slowly and enjoying every minute.
Cravings
Cravings start within an hour of when you crush out your last smoke.
Triggers
Another step you can take to prepare for a smoke-free life is to identify your triggers -- those things that increase the urge for a cigarette.

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Prep for the Ride
Take Small Steps at First
Start thinking about the ways you can change your smoking habits.
Smoking Friends Vs. Nonsmoking Friends
Becoming a former smoker may change your relationships with both your smoking and nonsmoking friends.
Throw It Out
Here's what you have to do this week: Get rid of everything that you associate with smoking.
Cut Back
Try to cut back on the number of cigarettes you normally smoke.
Quitting Options
There are many tools available to smokers who want to quit. In fact, the more options you use, the better your chances of quitting.

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Start the Journey
Rest, a Balanced Diet and Hydration
Quitting smoking is much easier if you pay attention to other aspects of your health.
Keep Busy
The first week of quitting will be easier to get through if you stay busy.
Symptoms of Recovery
Quit day is going to be a mental and physical battle.
Quit Day
Your first day without cigarettes.

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Celebrate Your Arrival
A Wealthier Life
Smoking is expensive. By giving it up, you'll not only be saving your health, you'll be saving your cash.
A Clean, Fresh Start
One of the benefits of barring tobacco from your life is that your world will start to be cleaner.
A Healthier Life
The health benefits of smoking cessation will begin within hours of when you crush out your last cigarette.

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Changing Direction
A Smoke-Free Day Is A Good Day
Commend yourself every day that you are able to resist the lure of cigarettes.
Feeling Better?
If it's been a few days since you quit smoking, you should be able to sense some of the benefits of quitting.
The End of a Romance
Many people have a hard time quitting because, for many people, smoking is a truly pleasurable experience.
Nonsmoking Section, Please
Until you are sure that you've won your battle against smoking, you should probably avoid smoky environments.

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Roadmaps
Find Out How Much Smoking Costs You
Smoking is expensive. By giving it up, you'll not only be saving your health, you'll be saving your cash.
Identify the Reasons You Want To Quit
The best way to start on the path to a tobacco-free life is to identify the reasons you want to quit.
Identify the Reasons You Smoke
Before you can successfully quit smoking, you need to know why you enjoy it.
Track Your Tobacco Use
A smoking diary is useful to find patterns to your smoking habit.


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