Quit Smoking

Quit Smoking

Smoking causes early death: Smokers have a 10-year lower life expectancy than nonsmokers. Quit smoking now and add years to your life.

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َWhat you should know about smoking cessation!

When smokers get medical help, their chances of successfully quitting increase by 84%!

  • Having smoking cravings
  • Feeling irritated or restless
  • Having trouble concentrating or sleeping
  • Feeling hungry more than usual or gaining weight
  • Anxiety or sadness 

Quitting will help

  • Improve your night vision and protect your overall vision.
  • Prevent premature aging and wrinkles
  • Decrease the risk of  heart problems and lower cholesterol levels.
  • Prevent further lung damage.
  • Lower cancer risk
  • Lower the risk of diabetes. But if you have diabetes, quitting will help you keep your blood sugar levels in healthy levels.
  • Improve the sexual health by lowering the risk of erectile dysfunction.
  • Improve blood flow and help wounds heal properly.
  • Boost your immunity.
  • Keep your bones strong and healthy.
  • Create and stick to a quit plan that includes a quit date.
  • Write down why you want to quit, and plan how to cope with cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
  • Make your home and car “smoke-free zones”.
  • Seek help; ask family and friends for support, especially on your first few days.
  • Stay busy; staying busy will help you in distracting yourself from cravings. You can start a new healthy habit such as exercising or relaxing with deep breathing.
  • Avoid smoking triggers; certain people, places, or situations might increase your desire to smoke.
  • Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT)

NRT will help you quit by providing a low level of nicotine, without the other poisonous chemicals present in tobacco smoke. In addition to reducing unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.

  • Varenicline (Champix®)

Varenicline works in 2 ways; reducing cravings for nicotine and blocking the rewarding effect of smoking.