Is stopping smoking on your New Years resolution list?

20% of US population smokes, 100% know that smoking is bad.

Smokers use 18% more healthcare costs.

The number of times smokers tried to quit before they were habit-free:

  • 1 time: 40%,
  • 2-3 times 38%,
  • 4+ times 22%.

Stay in there!  Be persistent! Have a plan.

Nicotine replacement may cost $40/month, some pills to help stopping cost $100/month (the same cost as a one ppd habit).

Consider environmental changes  (get rid of cigarettes, ashtrays, lighters), Perform routine changes, Consider substitutes (gum, candy, straws) to keep your mouth and hands busy.  List rewards (financial, health, family).

Sources of help.  1-866-KANSTOP, 1-800-QUITNOW, http://www.familydoctor.org

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About drlesliegreenberg

I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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