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Commit to Quit

Many ex-smokers say quitting was the hardest thing they ever did. Quitting is hard because smoking is a big part of your life. You enjoy holding cigarettes and puffing on them. You may smoke when you are stressed, bored, or angry. After months and years of lighting up, smoking becomes part of your daily routine. You may light up without even thinking about it.

Nicotine has an addictive effect on most smokers. It makes you feel calm and satisfied. At the same time, you feel more alert and focused. The more you smoke, the more nicotine you need to feel good. Soon, you don't feel "normal"? without nicotine. Just thinking about quitting may make you anxious. But your chances will be better if you get ready first.

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