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Quitting: What You Need to Know

Quitting smoking is a challenge, but it's one that can be overcome with preparation and support.  It's important to remember that addiction is both mental and physical.  To quit successfully, both parts must be addressed.  Cessation programs help smokers prepare for the challenges that come with quitting, as well as provide support and encouragement throughout the process.  Nicotine replacement therapies and other medications can reduce the withdrawal symptoms that make it difficult to quit.

For more information:

American Cancer Society's Guide to Quitting Smoking 

National Cancer Institute's Online Guide to Quitting

Whether you're ready to quit now, or just thinking about it, University Health Services can help.  See the Free Programs and Quitting Aids links on the left for more information.