Smoking cigarettes is a complex behavior, affecting many aspects of one’s life. Smoking becomes a way to deal with stress, emotions, depression and boredom. In addition, whole sets of habitual behaviors develop to accommodate the smoking addiction. Many people who have successfully quit smoking have benefitted from treatment in each of these areas: physical, mental/emotional, and behavioral. Quit-smoking groups, online quit smoking sites like QuitNet and counselors are often available at little or no cost to help new non-smokers deal with the often-complex withdrawal period.
Articles in this section
- What do I need to quit?
- How do I get off the fence about quitting?
- What should I do if I'm afraid to quit?
- Why do I need help to quit?
- Am I too old to quit?
- How do I pick a Quit Date?
- How do I build a support network?
- Should I quit cold-turkey?
- Should I take quit medications?
- How can the QuitNet community help me quit?