MH900290958Is one of your New Year’s Resolutions to quit smoking? Vape and electronic (e-cigarettes) are not healthy, please read a recent blog to learn why.

Naturally never starting is best but at any point it is healthier to be a non-smoker, never mind that insurance carriers and employers can discriminate against smokers. Consider not only the money outlay and difficulty finding a place to smoke but how about living longer?

Perhaps the insights below can help.

– If you are like other smokers and you have tried before to ‘kick the addiction’ – learn from your previous attempts. What went wrong/right?

– The ‘buddy’ approach works great. Let your ‘world’ know, recruiting their support for the effort.

– Medication can help – seven FDA-approved medications (like nicotine patches or gum) really do help smokers quit. Most folks incorrectly use drugs or don’t use them long enough, please be sure to follow the directions.

The American Lung Association is a great resource for tips and tools PLUS a free support service is available whenever and as often as you have the need. You can call: 1-800-LUNG-USA (586-4872) or chat online with a counselor