Here’s a New Year’s Resolution that Could Save Your life.

And help you live a better quality one while you’re at it.

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Commit to Quit

Identify the reasons you continue to smoke and then identify the reasons you want to quit. Write it down if it helps. Compare lists. The reasons to stop smoking make more sense than the reasons to continue.

Nicotine Withdrawal

The physical withdrawal symptoms come first. Nicotine is entirely out of your system in 72-hours, and symptoms are the worst on day two or three. Most cravings last 10–20 minutes.

Physical v. Emotional Addiction

You might think that once you’ve overcome the physical addiction, it’s smooth sailing. But 80 percent of smoking addiction is an emotional addiction to a habit.

Join a Support Group

You’re not alone in your efforts to quit smoking, so there’s no need to go it alone.

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Marilyn is a writer, yogi, and spiritual medium. Her favorite people are animals, especially ones that meow. She loves the ocean and hates one-use plastic.

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