Rescue Your Resolutions

Don't give up before you start! Learn how to give your resolutions a chance (7 Photos)

Alice Kelly on Jan 2, 2012 at 9:43AM

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Rescue Your Resolutions

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Quit Smoking

Did you wake up on New Year’s Day and impulsively decide to toss your smokes in the trash for good? How long did it take before you lit up again?

How to stay on track: You’re more likely to succeed at quitting if you do some legwork beforehand. Talk with your physician or pharmacist about whether to use smoking-cessation medications, which can double your chance of success. Sign up for counseling or a support group, which can triple your chance of quitting for good. “Success is possible for everyone. It will be the best resolution you have ever made,” says Thomas J. Glynn, Ph.D., director of international cancer control at the American Cancer Society.

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