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Smokefree.gov (http://smokefree.gov/) provides free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of people trying to quit smoking.
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National Cancer Institute
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The Foundation for a Smokefree America was founded in 1989 by Patrick Reynolds, a grandson of the founder of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. A former pack-a-day smoker, Patrick saw his father, oldest brother and other relatives die from cigarette-induced emphysema, heart disease and cancer. (From their website)
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TobaccoFree.org
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From the American Academy of Family Physicians
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American Academy of Family Physicians
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Nicotine Anonymous is a Non-Profit 12 Step Fellowship of men and women helping each other live nicotine-free lives. Nicotine Anonymous welcomes all those seeking freedom from nicotine addiction, including those using cessation programs and nicotine withdrawal aids. The primary purpose of Nicotine Anonymous is to help all those who would like to cease using tobacco and nicotine products in any form. The Fellowship offers group support and recovery using the 12 Steps as adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous to achieve abstinence from nicotine. (From their website)
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Nicotine Anonymous
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The 4 D's: Steps for Coping With Withdrawal

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Details withdrawal symptoms from tobacco cessation and how to manage them.

Coping with Withdrawal Symptoms

Withdrawal symptoms are no fun, yet most people feel them when they quit smoking. Most people feel withdrawal symptoms when they quit smoking. There are 2 types of addiction: the physical and the psychological.

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Problem Solving

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Description of problem-solving treatment components, as well as examples. This resource points out how patients can avoid potentially risky situations.


Recognize Danger Situations
Identify "danger situations," i.e., events/situations, internal states or activities that increase risk of smoking (using tobacco) or relapse.

Examples: Being around other tobacco users, Drinking alcohol, Smoking cues and availability of cigarettes, Urges to use tobacco, Negative affect and experiencing stress.

Develop Coping Skills

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Avoiding Triggers

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Situations in which patients may find they desire to smoke. Includes possible solutions to these situations.

What triggers you to smoke? The table below lists what a lot of smokers say. Do some of these sound familiar to you? Take a look at the suggestions for how to overcome each trigger. Try to think of some other changes you can make.

And don't underestimate your possible physical addiction to nicotine. If, for example, you feel a need to smoke within 20 minutes after waking up, it's most likely a need for a nicotine hit.


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Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update includes new, effective clinical treatments for tobacco dependence and the latest information to help people quit smoking. (From Their Website)
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US Public Health Service Guidelines
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