How to Quit Smoking and Stay Smoke-Free
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare announced Tuesday the launch of Quit.com, a total quit-smoking online resource to help smokers quit their cigarette addictions and stay smoke-free.
The site houses personalized tools in a central, online location to help smokers navigate quitting smoking, no matter where they may be in their quit journey.
The website is built in four levels with specific tools depending on where smokers are in the quitting process. It has information for those who are preparing to quit, ready to quit, currently quitting or post-quit and looking for resources to remain a nonsmoker.[ Also Read: Smoking in Pregnancy Risky for Infants ]
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Quit.com offers tools to help battle the mental aspects, such as picking your quit date, identifying your triggers and zeroing in on your inspiration to stay smoke-free, as well as resources to help fight the physical addiction, such as a quit guide to find the right nicotine replacement to help provide relief from cravings and product information.
When used as directed, using nicotine replacements in the form of gums, lozenges or patches can double a smoker’s chances of quitting. Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is designed to help relieve the cravings and withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting smoking by providing safe, controlled doses of nicotine.[ Also Read: Coca-Cola Invites You to Join Its Digital Journey ]
The controlled doses help calm cravings and irritability so smokers can focus on the psychological aspects of their habit.
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare is one of the world’s leading over-the-counter consumer healthcare products companies.