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Quitting Smoking

  1. If you use tobacco, quitting smoking is BY FAR the #1 thing you can do to enhance your health and your life!
  2. There are many, many, many benefits to quitting smoking.
  3. The main reason why a smoker continues to smoke is because they are addicted to nicotine, which is a compound in tobacco that creates negative emotions when a smoker's brain is deprived of it.
  4. To effectively quit smoking a smoker needs to build and use coping strategies to manage the negative emotions that result from depriving the brain of nicotine.
  5. There are plenty of resources to help a person quit smoking that include self-help guides, telephone helplines, and meeting with a health professional here at Concordia or in your community.

Health Canada stresses that "tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of premature death and disease in Canada." 

If you use tobacco, quitting is the most important thing you can do to enhance and maintain optimal health.

This section summarizes the most important information you need to know about quitting smoking.  For additional infomation consult the "For Those Who Want to Know More" section below. 



 

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