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2012 is here — resolve to quit smoking

To the Adirondack Journal:

The new year is the universal sign of renewal, and is a traditional time to prepare for new beginnings — which can include quitting smoking.

With 2012 here, it’s a good time to set goals and make your family and friends aware that so that you can get the support and encouragement you need to be successful in quitting.

Many smokers use the New Year holiday as motivation to quit. For some, this may be the first time they’ve tried to quit; others may have tried many times before. Regardless, choose to make 2012 the year you quit smoking.

The most important thing tobacco users can do to improve their health is to quit smoking. Although no single approach works best for everyone, many effective quitting methods are available.

Talk to your doctor or health care provider about quitting, call the New York State Smokers’ Quitline at (866) 697-8487 or visit nysmokefree.com for free information and support.

Rebecca Smith

Tobacco Cessation

Program Specialist

Glens Falls Hospital

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