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77Get lots of support. Ask a friend if you can call and talk when you get the urge to smoke. Ask friends and family members not to smoke around you or keep cigarettes in the house. Ask a friend or family member who smokes to quit with you. 77 Learn from slip-ups. A slip doesn’t mean you’ve failed—look at it as a chance to learn. What were you doing when you smoked? Were you with a smoker? Were you lonely? If you can find the reason for your slip, you can make a plan for how to deal with it, then get back on track. Any time you slip into smoking again, take control and put out the cigarette. If you tried to quit before and didn’t succeed, don’t doubt yourself; use what you’ve learned to stay on track. Lifestyle Tips: Reward yourself Making changes isn’t easy. You deserve to reward yourself when you succeed. Just making a change, such as quitting smoking, may be its own reward, but why not give yourself an extra pat on the back? 77 Give yourself something special you’ve been wanting. 77 Do something you’ve always promised yourself you’d do, such as going dancing. You’re making great progress! Take a short quiz on what you’ve learned so far. Click here to begin… 47


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