Group has tips for smokers hoping to quit in 2012

.CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Tobacco Prevention Project is greeting the new year with tips for smokers resolving to quit. Here are some of them:

--Make a list of reasons to quit and carry it with you. Review these reasons when the urge to smoke hits.

--Set a quit date in advance and make preparations for starting a new, smoke-free life.

--Remove evidence of cigarettes. Clean out your car, wash your clothes, put away ashtrays and toss out all your cigarettes.

--Change other habits. Sit in a different chair at the kitchen table, take a new route to work or drink tea instead of coffee.

--Reward yourself for not smoking. Set short- and long-term goals, and reward yourself for achieving each target.

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  • by sharon Location: rockford il on Jan 2, 2012 at 12:07 PM
    In earlier post I forgot to say use anything you need to quit, but in the end you must really want to quit, it is a MIND thing.
  • by sharon Location: rockford il on Jan 2, 2012 at 11:54 AM
    Use whatever tricks you need to help you quit. I did that for a few years. July 23 2010 for no reason I can name I had my last cigerette at 7:30pm. I just quit. I did this in a small house with a husband who is still smoking, no aids at all. And remember you are never a non-smoker only a recovering smoker. ONE DAY AT A TIME
  • by Anonymous on Dec 31, 2011 at 09:01 PM
    It may good for alot of people to quit smoking lung canger is the 1# killer. your house can be the killer as well for lung cancer test for "randon". In your home that causes lung cancer
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