If you use tobacco, quitting smoking is BY FAR the #1 thing you can do to enhance your health and your life!
There are many, many, many benefits to quitting smoking.
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.
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.
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.
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