4 Other Ways to Quit Smoking Besides Using Medication
Saturday, November 24, 2012
There are other ways to quit smoking besides cold turkey and medication. Medications are a good tool, but they’re not a magic bullet. Boost your chances of quitting and staying quit by using these other proven methods.
The Smokefree Women website
You’re already on this website for a reason. Smokefree Women has the tools, information, and support that have helped smokers quit. Explore what’s on the website and experiment with the tips to find what works best for you.
Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) to get one-on-one help, support, and coping strategies, and referrals to resources and local quit smoking programs. The National Network of Tobacco Cessation Quitlines website provides an interactive map that will show you more resources in your state.
You can also call the NCI's Smoking Quitline at 1-877-44U-QUIT.
More and more workplaces have help for employees who want to quit. Some offer quit-smoking clinics and support on the job. Others will pay for outside programs for their workers. Ask at work about the choices open to you.
Your doctor may know about a quit-smoking program or support group near you.
Many women find that combining counseling, support, and medication is the best strategy. Every woman is different, so find the method that works best for you.