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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Video: MS and smoking: 8 Top Tips to Quit Smoking

In this video Aaron Boster, MD, shares his top 8 tips to help you quit smoking tobacco. These are the same times he share with people at the OhioHealthMS clinic, and he hope they help you in your quest to quit! Quitting smoking has a special importance amongst those with MS because smoking speeds up their disease process! 1. Understand WHY It matters to YOU. Beyond knowing that quitting tobacco lowers risk to develop MS and slows MS if you already have it I review several other medical, social and financial reasons one might consider quitting. which ones apply to you? 2. Understand Psychology of quitting. I review the 4 phases of quitting and help you sort out which phase you’re currently in. I review the low long term success rate of “cold turkey” quitting and arm you with the knowledge of “3, 3 & 3” to help you fight cravings and withdrawal. I also review when it’s best NOT to try to quit tobacco. 3. The value of certain prescription medications to assist with quitting, including Wellbutrin, Chantix and nicotine supplementation. Specifically I review patches, gum and how to vape to quit tobacco! 4. Success is handed to the well prepared. 5. Identifying triggers and making a plan to remove them 6. Prepare a plan to combat 3minute cravings when they occur. 7. I discuss the value of small changes to your lifestyle, changing routines and hangouts, the value of exercise during quitting and more. 8. Tip 8 is the most critical tip. Take notes on this one, it’s important. We'd love to hear your thoughts. Please share your comments and questions below! **************************************************** SHARE this video:

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