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Maybe you started using tobacco to fit in with your friends. Maybe family members smoke or chew. Whatever the reason you started using tobacco, there are lots of reasons to stop.
Are any of these your reasons? Thinking about why you want to quit is a great first step.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
It's hard to quit smoking. But if you know what to expect, it can help. These are some common situations you may face and some ideas for how to handle them.
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse advice line if:
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Adaptation Date: 9/20/2022
Adapted By: Alberta Health Services
Adaptation Reviewed By: Alberta Health Services
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