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Help for Smokers and Tobacco Users

Quitting is hard but you can do it. Many people try several times before they quit for good. But they do succeed. This article tells you about ways you can quit.

Good Reasons for Quitting

You will feel better

  • You will have more energy and breathe easier
  • Your chances of getting sick will decrease

Smoking is dangerous

  • More than 435,000 Americans die each year from smoking
  • Smoking causes illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, problems with pregnancy, and lung disease

More Good Reasons for Quitting

If you are pregnant, your baby will be healthier

  • Your baby will get more oxygen

The people around you, especially children, will be healthier

  • Breathing in other people's smoke can cause asthma and other health problems

You will have more money. If you smoke one pack per day, quitting smoking could save you up to $150 a month -- that's $1,800 a year!

Savings Per Month

If you smoke
 1 pack per day
You pay $5.00 per day
Quitting saves 
$150 per month or $1,800 per year

If you smoke
 2 packs per day
You pay $10.00 per day
Quitting saves 
$300 per month or $3,600 per year

If you smoke
 3 packs per day
You pay $15.00 per day
Quitting saves 
$450 per month or $5,400 per year

There Has Never Been A Better Time to Quit

A combination of strategies works best. Set a quit date. Get support. Take medicine.

Get Ready
 + Get Help
 + Get Medicine
 = Stay Quit!

Get Ready

Set a quit date: "No smoking after _____________________"

Change the things around you

  • Get rid of all cigarettes and ashtrays in your home, car, and place of work.
  • Do not let people smoke in your home.

After you quit, don't smoke—not even a puff! Don't use any tobacco!

Get Medicine

You can buy nicotine gum, the nicotine patch, or the nicotine lozenge at a drug store.
You can ask your pharmacist for more information.
Ask your doctor about other medicines that can help you.

  • Nicotine nasal spray
  • Nicotine inhaler
  • Bupropion SR (pill)
  • Varenicline (pill)

Most health insurance will pay for these medicines.

Get Help

Tell your family, friends, and people you work with that you are going to quit. Ask for their support.
Talk to your doctor, nurse, or other health care worker. They can help you quit.
Call 1-800-QUIT NOW (784-8669) to be connected to the quitline in your State.
It's free. They will set up a quit plan with you.

Stay Quit

If you "slip" and smoke or chew tobacco, don't give up. Try again soon. Set a new quit date to get back on track.
Avoid alcohol.
Avoid being around smoking.
Eat healthy food and get exercise.
Keep a positive attitude. You can do it!

You Can Quit

Most people try several times before they quit for good. Quitting is hard, but — You Can Quit

BestCare Family Medical Center Can Help You Quit Smoking

If you're a smoker and want to stop smoking... BestCare Family Medical Center can assist you. Our medical practice is located in Garland Tx, we also serve Dallas, Mesquite, Richardson, Rowlett, Rockwall, Wylie, Sachse and surrounding communities. Call BestCare at 972-240-1789 to schedule an appointment today.


David Carlson, MD


Dr. David Carlson, Bestcare Medical Director, has been serving the community for more than 25 years.

We have a lot of personality
here at BestCare Garland.


And we understand that you do too! Having a family doctor means having a doctor who knows you. You’re not just a nameless face in the crowd hoping for the best. Having a family doctor assures you of the BestCare.

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