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Lafene Health Center

Be Tobacco-Free

What you can do if you are ready to quit...

Consult with Lafene Health Center Health Promotion staff for support and assistance to develop a personal program to become tobacco free. Call 785.532.6595.

Use nicotine replacement therapy, (as desired) such as Nicotine patches or Nicotine gum as a temporary a cessation for the relief of nicotine withdrawal symptoms.

Avoid people and places where you are tempted to smoke.
Alter things/habits that you "paired" with smoking, i.e., change walking routes, switch to water or pop instead of coffee.
Alternatives available instead of cigarettes, such as carrot sticks, stick cinnamon, hard candy, sugar-free gum.
Activities like exercise, gardening, other hobbies to keep you busy and distracted.

Sources: American Cancer Society and Centers for Disease Control

Seek outside help:

Online quit smoking programs

Online pamphlets and resource links

Cope with cravings by using the 4 D's

  1. Deep breaths
  2. Drink lots of water
  3. Do something else
  4. Delay the urge

The urge to smoke WILL PASS...
whether you smoke or NOT!!

Tobacco kills more Americans each year than alcohol, cocaine, crack, heroin, homicide, suicide, car crashes, fires and AIDS COMBINED!