When you’re learning how to quit smoking, it helps to know what you’re up against. Research shows that for most smokers nicotine is very addictive. No wonder it's so hard to quit!
A Physical Need
When you smoke, the nicotine in cigarettes has an effect on your brain. The nicotine also causes you to want more cigarettes.
A Daily Routine
Nicotine addiction is not the only reason you may continue to smoke cigarettes. For most people, smoking becomes part of a daily routine. It's a behavior you become used to.
Treatment and Support
Smoking is a treatable medical condition, and studies show that a combination of treatment and support can increase your chances of quitting. So talk to your doctor about quitting smoking and treatment options that may be right for you. A combination of treatment and support may help you overcome both the physical and behavioral challenges.