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Welcome to the Take Control Guide


FAST FACT:
A pack-a-day smoker can spend about $120 a month on cigarettes.

What do you need to know about quitting smoking? Here is some information to get you started.

 

> Common questions about quitting smoking

> Motivation: the basics


> What's your motivation?


> The benefits of quitting


> How confident are you?


FAST FACT:
Your cravings will go away, whether you smoke or not. The typical craving only lasts a few minutes.

To maximize your chances of success, you need a plan. This section will help you create the right quitting plan for you.

 

> The five steps of planning

> Three common quitting aids


> Strategies for dealing with smoking triggers


> Checklist: before you quit


FAST FACT:
Research shows that you'll be more likely to quit successfully if you actively use your strategies. Taking action is better than just white-knuckling it.

After you've made your plan, how do you put it into action? This section will help you get through the first week or so without smoking.

 

> When you quit: six things to do

> When others smoke around you


> If you drink alcohol


> Managing stress


> Highly emotional situations


FAST FACT:
You were born a nonsmoker, and you can be a nonsmoker again.

This section looks at what you need to know for the long term. It will help you stay smoke-free for good.

 

> The top three triggers over the long term

> What about weight gain?


> Understanding slips and relapse


> A nonsmoker for life


> A final word on your new lifestyle


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