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You know you need to quit. You know the health benefits. You’ve heard that almost half a million people die each year in the US because of smoking. [1] But quitting isn’t easy. You need a plan.

Smokefree.gov

Smokefree.gov has a great website where you can get help putting together your Quit Plan:

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It’s a great tool for getting things started. And the first thing you must decide is an actual date on the calendar when you’re going to quit. “This is a key step….Circle the date on your calendar. Make a strong, personal commitment to quit on that day.” [2]

You may also decide you want a little help from your mobile device. Did you know you can sign up for text reminders to help you quit?

Here’s a list of some great text programs:

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There are also some great apps that can help. Take a look at these two apps to help you quit:

QuitGuide

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This app is free and helps you find your craving patterns. Take a look.

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quitSTART

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This app is also free. It was designed for teens who want to quit, but adults use it as well.

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Resources

  1. http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/smoking-facts/?referrer=http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/?referrer=https://www.google.com/
  2. http://www.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/guidetoquittingsmoking/deciding-to-quit-smoking-and-making-a-plan
  3. https://smokefree.gov/quitting-smoking/reasons-quit/benefits-quitting
  4. https://smokefree.gov/smokefree-text-messaging-programs
  5. https://smokefree.gov/build-your-quit-plan
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