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Top Ten Tips to Quit Smoking From Dr. Mike

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Quit Smoking Tips

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November 16th, is the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout Day this year. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, seventy percent of smokers want to quit each year, 46 percent of smokers try to quit each year, but less than 7.5 percent of smokers succeed in quitting for a year. Dr. Michael Rabinoff, an expert in smoking cessation, provides the following list of tips to make it easier for people to successfully quit for good.

1. Have a "big enough why." Spend time thinking about why you want to quit smoking. What are your personal reasons to quit? Then write down the reasons. Post your written reasons on your refrigerator and elsewhere, and let the list remind you every day of these important reasons. It's your life, so be motivated to succeed. Take time every day to experience the feelings of how important it is for you to quit, once you know your personal reasons