BLOOMINGTON – The New Year is almost here, and it’s a great time to make a fresh start on your tobacco cessation goal.
“Tobacco is a hard habit to kick,” said IU Health Community Health Tobacco Prevention Coordinator Kristen Terry. “Making a quit plan can help increase your chances of succeeding in this goal.”
Terry said these plans combine quit smoking strategies to keep you focused, confident, and motivated to quit. They can also help identify challenges you could face as you stop and ways to overcome them.
People interested in smoking cessation are also encouraged to visit SmokeFree.gov. The site has helpful tips for quitting and lists the following steps for having a successful quit plan:
- Pick a quit date
- Let loved ones know you are quitting
- Remove reminders of smoking
- Identify your reasons to quit smoking
- Identify your smoking triggers
- Develop coping strategies
- Have places you can turn to for immediate help
- Set up rewards for Quit Milestones
Call 1.800.Quit.Now to get help from a trained quit coach and get started on your plan. You can also call this number for free, evidence-based tobacco cessation support. Visit QuitNowIndiana.com to learn more.
For in-person tobacco cessation classes in Monroe County, please call IU Health Bloomington Community Health at 812.353.9300 to learn about our 2022 schedule.
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