There are many places where you can get help for your tobacco addiction. In addition to contacting your doctor for help by way of a prescription medication, you can get good information from your doctor or a pharmacist, cessation support lines, or online. Other trained healthcare workers can also provide support when you are trying to go smoke-free.
Your primary care physician's office is a good place to start when you want to get help for your tobacco addiction. He or she can give you valuable information about quitting, and may even be prepared to provide you with specialized treatment from their office.
Your pharmacist can be a great source of information when you are ready to get help for your tobacco addiction. He or she can explain the best way to use gums and the nicotine patch to help you deal with the cravings that go along with giving up smoking.
If you have questions about strategies to get past your tobacco addiction, a good place to get the answers you need is to call a National Quitline. If you call 1-800 QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669), your call will be forwarded to a quitline operated by your state. You can get information about programs that are available close to where you live. The National Cancer Institute Smoking Quitline has counselors available to listen to you at 1-877-44U-QUIT (1-877-448-7848).
The Internet has some wonderful resources available. When you are ready to get help for your tobacco addiction, check out some informative web sites and find out what works and what doesn't by checking out some online message boards.
You can also ask your doctor for a referral to a Tobacco Addiction Specialist. These trained professionals provide counseling and other supports to people who want to get help for their tobacco addiction.