Tips for quitting smoking - Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Tips for quitting smoking - Penn State Hershey Medical Center

We all know being dependent on tobacco can cause serious health problems. Tobacco use remains very common in the United States, with one in five adults smoking cigarettes. Those who have tried to quit find it a difficult process. If you're a smoker, the single most important thing important thing you can do for your health is to quit smoking. And there are a few things you can do to help. The first is to get some counseling, either from your doctor or from a telephone quit line. Use of an FDA approved medicine like nicotine replacement or a prescription medicine will also increase your chances. So the first step is to make that decision, make a plan and then stick with it. Research has clearly shown that quitting smoking reduces the chance of lung cancer, heart attacks and breathing problems.