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Do This - Not That: Quit Smoking!

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Quit smoking
You’ve reached menopause and now you're experiencing a lot of changes. As you work to manage menopause and the symptoms it's been causing, you’ve decide to start following a more healthy lifestyle. That includes quitting smoking once and for all.

But it’s tough. You’ve tried quitting before and it didn’t work. You need some tips to help you be more successful this time.

Here are some do’s and don’ts that might help you this time around – especially if you get some support.


  • Get help from your doctor.
  • Seek counseling.
  • Join a support group.
  • Check out the HysterSisters Smoke Out! forum.
  • Talk to your doctor about cessation programs.
  • Ask about Wellbutrin.
  • Ask about Chantix.
  • Try nicotine replacement therapy (NRT).
  • Switch to e-cigarettes.
  • Learn your smoking triggers so you can avoid and counteract them.
  • Distract yourself to keep from smoking.
  • Replace smoking with chewing gum, sucking on candy, snacking on veggies, etc.
  • Stay busy so you won’t smoke.
  • Create a healthy lifestyle with a healthy diet and routine exercise program.


  • Don’t try to do it alone.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
  • Don’t forget you can get creative.
  • Don’t spend time around smoking.
  • Don’t keep smoking paraphernalia around.
  • Don’t forget to set realistic goals.
  • Don’t forget to take it one day at a time.
  • Don’t forget to do things to keep you happy.
  • Don’t give up!
This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

01-23-2017 - 10:11 PM


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