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Butt Out For Good: Strategies to Help Smokers Quit Halifax NS

Quitting smoking is no easy feat. And since quitting cold turkey is extremely difficult to do, there are many quit smoking methods available to help ...

RBC - Royal Centre Branch
(902) 421-8330
5161 George St-Main Flr
Halifax, NS
Languages
English, French
Office Hours
Monday: 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 08:00 - 17:00
Friday: 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

BMO Bank of Montreal
(902) 421-3798
5435 Spring Garden Rd
Halifax, NS
Type
Branch with ABM

Scotiabank
(902) 420-3567
1709 Hollis Street
Halifax, NS
 
RBC - Main Br Dartmouth
(902) 421-8800
44 Portland St
Dartmouth, NS
Languages
English, French
Office Hours
Monday: 09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday: 09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday: 09:30 - 17:00
Thursday: 09:30 - 17:00
Friday: 09:30 - 17:00
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

BMO Bank of Montreal
(902) 421-3748
6371 Quinpool Rd
Halifax, NS
Type
Branch with ABM

Scotiabank
(902) 420-3787
5656 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, NS
 
BMO Bank of Montreal
Spring Garden Road
Halifax, NS
Type
ABM

RBC - Spring Garden & Summer Branch
(902) 421-8177
5855 Spring Garden Rd
Halifax, NS
Languages
English, French
Office Hours
Monday: 09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday: 09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday: 09:30 - 20:00
Thursday: 09:30 - 20:00
Friday: 09:30 - 17:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 15:00
Sunday: Closed

Scotiabank
(902) 420-4929
6005 Coburg Road
Halifax, NS
 
Scotiabank
(902) 420-3757
6169 Quinpool Road
Halifax, NS
 

Butt Out For Good: Strategies to Help Smokers Quit

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(NC)-Quitting smoking is no easy feat. And since quitting cold turkey is extremely difficult to do, there are many quit smoking methods available to help smokers quit successfully.

Using Nicotine Replacement Therapies (NRTs), such as Nicorette gum and lozenges and the Nicoderm patch can help you reduce or quit smoking safely and successfully. In fact, using NRTs can double a smoker's chance of quitting successfully.

The following tips can help you achieve the goal of quitting smoking:

Pick a quit date

Your quit date should not be too far in the future, and it should fall on a fairly stress-free day.

Remind yourself why you're quitting

Keep a list of the reasons why you are quitting on you at all times and read them when you are tempted to light up. Use nicotine replacement therapies to help reduce cravings and keep withdrawal symptoms under control.

Avoid triggers

Avoid places you know people will be smoking and avoid alcohol, coffee, or other beverages you associate with smoking.

Change your habits

When you feel like smoking, try taking a walk, practicing deep breathing or calling a friend. Instead of smoking after a meal, try brushing your teeth or chewing gum.

Reward yourself for being smoke-free

Put your cigarette money aside and save it for something special like taking a vacation!

For smokers who are not ready to quit entirely, Health Canada has recently approved a new Reduce-to-Quit strategy, which offers smokers an approach to quitting that helps address nicotine addiction by substituting cigarettes gradually with nicotine gum. Smokers now have the option of gradually reducing their cigarette consumption while taking nicotine replacement therapy to help increase their chances of quitting once and for all.

Speak with your doctor or pharmacist for more information or visit www.reducetoquit.ca to learn more tips and strategies to become smoke free!

Credit: www.newscanada.com