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How do I care for someone recovering from nicotine addiction?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Caring for someone who is recovering from nicotine addiction involves helping the person modify behaviors and situations that trigger the desire to smoke. Create smoke-free areas like the house or car, provide nutritious meals, and encourage exercise and relaxation techniques to reduce stress. Try to be available if the person needs a distraction from a craving. If necessary, provide information for support groups or advise on getting medical attention if recovery is particularly difficult.

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