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Wednesday, November 07, 2012 - ACS GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT November 15
Successfully quitting smoking is a matter of planning and commitment, not luck. Decide now on your own plan. Some options include using nicotine replacement, joining a stop‐smoking class, going to Nicotine Anonymous meetings, and using self‐help books and pamphlets. For the best chance at success, your plan should include one or more of these options.

On your quit day, follow these suggestions:
• Do not smoke–not even one puff!
• Keep active–try walking, exercising, or doing other activities or hobbies.
• Drink lots of water and juices.
• Begin using nicotine replacement if that is your choice.
• Attend a stop‐smoking class or start following a self‐help plan.
• Avoid situations where the urge to smoke is strong.
• Limit or avoid alcohol.
• Think about changing your routine. Use a different route to work; drink tea instead of coffee.
Eat breakfast in a different place or eat different foods.

To get help quitting, call the American Cancer Society, any time day or night, at 1-800-227-2345, or visit cancer.org/smokeout.
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