How can I deal with not wanting to quit smoking?

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Being reluctant to quit, even though you would really like to quit, is basically the definition of addiction. While everyone wishes they could quit, most also wish we could just keep on smoking, only without all the problems that come along with it. The conflict can last for many years, sometimes until after a smoker has already become sick. Don't wait until reluctance goes away. Be honest with yourself and your family about how you feel, and get information on quitting comfortably and effectively.

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Smoking tobacco products can lead to severe health problems and even death. While quitting smoking can be very difficult for some smokers, there are smoking cessation programs and medications that can help smokers quit. There are ...

many lifelong benefits of doing so, like increased lung function and decreased risk of heart disease and cancer. Understanding the importance of quitting smoking and all options available to help stop smoking is key to long-term success.

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