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No two people have the same experience quitting smoking. Some people find they can quit with little or no withdrawal symptoms, and others have a really tough time quitting. Here are a few reasons some people might find quitting smoking more difficult than others.
Genetics – Some people are naturally more susceptible to addiction and therefore become hooked easier and can have a harder time quitting.
How Addicted You Are – Not everybody has the same level of addiction. Those who are more addicted often require more support to successfully quit smoking.
How Motivated You Are – How motivated you are to quit smoking can play a big role in your quit success.
Timing – When there are other stressful things happening in your life it can be very difficult to successfully quit smoking.
How Much Temptation You Have – Different people have different levels of temptation. If you don’t have a plan to deal with temptation then you’re less likely to be successful.
To give you a better understanding of the different quit smoking medications we’ve listed some of the available options, but you’ll get a better idea of what might work best for you after you discuss the options with one of the coaches.
Zyban (also known as Bupropion) is another pill option. Zyban helps reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms by changing the levels of naturally occurring chemicals in the brain.
Champix (also known as Varenicline) comes in pill form. It works by stimulating the nicotine receptors in your body to reduce both cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Many patients find it takes away the satisfaction you get from smoking.
It’s good to know cravings typically last 3-5 minutes and pass after that. So the trick is to delay long enough for the craving to pass. Here are some tips to remember when you feel the urge to smoke.
When you decide to quit, show your friends and family members the Support for the Supporter section of this website, it will give them great tips on how they can help you through your journey.
You don’t need to join a gym, just make sure you move around. Take the stairs instead of the elevator; go for a walk with a friend; walk your dog or a friend’s dog; or get off the bus a few stops ahead of your destination and walk. Canada’s Physical Activity Guide recommends adults between the ages of 18-64 get approximately 150 minutes of physical activity per week.
You will work with a coach to first assess your needs and determine what type of customized quit plan will work best for you.
The program is offered by local health care partners including the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, the Champlain Regional Cancer Program, Ottawa Public Health, Eastern Ontario Health Unit, Renfrew County and District Health Unit, Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit, Smokers’ Helpline and Mackay Manor Renfrew County Addiction Treatment. The MyQuit partners know you are trying to quit and want to ensure you have the best available support.
Unlike other programs, MyQuit is in your community. That means that the support aids, expert advice, and coaches are close to where you live. There are already enough other factors that will make quitting difficult, you shouldn’t have to look farther than your community to find the support you need.