Are you ready to quit smoking? Reducing tobacco useage or quitting completely can be a long hard process. Staying tobacco free is one of the best choices you can make for your overall health. The health benefits of quitting can be measured in most of the major parts of your body, including your brain, heart, lungs, stomach, eyes, skin, bones and immune system.
There are many programs that can support your decision to reduce or stop smoking. Please contact the Michigan Tobacco Quitline at 1-800-QUITNOW or 1-800-784-8669. For information on local resources go to https://gchd.us/resources/smoking-cessation-resources/.
Are You Pregnant and Smoking?
Smoking is not only associated with low-birth weight babies, it can cause you to deliver your baby prematurely. Quitting is the best thing you can do to improve both your health and the health of your baby. The good news is you don’t have to do it alone. Contact the Michigan Tobacco Quitline at 1-800-QUITNOW or 1-800-784-8669 and receive up to nine calls during your pregnancy and postpartum. You also can earn rewards after every call that you can use to buy things for you and your baby.
You Can Quit
Getting ready to quit smoking can be overwhelming. That’s why we’re here to help. We’ve put together a list of quit smoking tips to help you prepare for your first day without cigarettes. Let’s get started! Download 8 quit tips.
Track your usage. Every time you smoke (even if you relight a cigarette) track it on this form.
Consider using a quit smoking medication, it can double your success rate. The table below lists the most common quit smoking medications. Many Over-the-Counter medications are covered through insurance. Speak with your physician about a prescription and contact your insurance company for your coverage.
|Brand Name||Generic Name||Availability||Description|
|NicoDerm CQ® Equate® Habitrol®||Nicotine Patches (NRT)||Over-the-Counter||The nicotine patch is placed on the skin. It gives the user a small and steady amount of nicotine. Multiple dosages are available.|
|Nicorette® Equate® Zonnic®||Nicotine Gum (NRT)||Over-the-Counter||Nicotine gum is chewed to release nicotine. The user chews the gum until it produces a tingling feeling, and then places it between their cheek and gums.|
|Nicorette® Equate® Zonnic® Commit®||Nicotine Lozenges (NRT)||Over-the-Counter||Nicotine lozenges look like hard candy and are placed in the mouth. The lozenge releases nicotine and slowly dissolves in the mouth.|
|Nicotrol® ENDIT®||Nicotine Inhaler (NRT)||Prescription||A nicotine inhaler is a cartridge attached to a mouthpiece. Inhaling through the mouthpiece gives the user a specific amount of nicotine with each inhale.|
|Nicorette® Nicotrol NS® NicAssist®||Nicotine Nasal Spray (NRT)||Prescription||Nicotine nasal spray is a pump bottle containing nicotine, which is put into the nose and sprayed.|
|Zyban®||Bupropion||Prescription||This medication is taken in pill form. It helps to reduce nicotine withdrawal and the urge to smoke. It can be used safely with NRT.|
|Chantix®||Varenicline||Prescription||This medication is taken in pill form. It helps to reduce nicotine withdrawal and the urge to smoke. It also blocks the effects of nicotine from cigarettes if the user starts smoking again.|