Methods of Quitting

Methods of Quitting

While some people are able to quit on their own, many others may have increased chances of success with the help of other people, support groups, or the use of medicines. For many smokers, it can be hard to break the social and emotional ties to smoking while getting over nicotine withdrawal at the same time. The good news is, there are many sources of support available.  In this section, learn about the methods available for quitting smoking, including nicotine replacement therapies, quit smoking programs, and alternative methods.

Smoking Fact

When you quit smoking, your risk of stroke decreases steadily. Former smokers have the same stroke risk as nonsmokers after 5 to 15 years.