I have been smoking on and off
since i was a teenager but when i had my children, I was
smoking like crazy. I tried
to quit and I even made a promise to my children to quit, but
I couldn’t do it. They still see me smoking my life away. I
really want to quit. Please help! — Leah
I can understand how difficult your situation is and I
hope I can help! Many people experience this addiction to nicotine
and find it really tough to deal with. However, many of those
same people have also managed to quit for good. We have a good
understanding of nicotine addiction now so there is help.
I would suggest you start by calling the Smokers’ Helpline –
1-877-513-5333 (in Ontario). They can haelp you find the services
you need in your community. They will mail you a package of helpful
information as well. If I were you, I would make a doctor’s appointment
and see if he/she can help. Many doctors have received special
training to help smokers. You could also look or ask for the
nearest smoking cessation clinic. Many of these clinics are covered
by OHIP so there would be no cost.
I hope this information will lead you to a successful quit.
You will benefit and of course so will your family. I wish you
the best of luck and please let me know how it goes!
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