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New Year's Resolution Help for Quitting Smoking

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TRI-CITIES, Wash-- Many people celebrated New Year's Eve knowing the next day they would have a resolution to hold to. Giving up cigarettes is one of the most popular.

There are several steps a smoker can take to try and quit. One of the most important tasks is finding a person who can support you through the process. 

A great place to get information about quitting is the Tri-Cities Cancer Center in Kennewick. They are offering a seminar that's only 1 1/2 hours. You will learn why you smoke, and what causes the cravings. 

The class is free and they will teach you how to properly use nicotine replacement products like patches and gum. 
KNDU talked to a couple who have been smoking for years but want to quit because of their new baby.

"It's will power if you have it. It's probably the easiest way. I've tried hypnosis once, right here in the Tri-Cities and maybe it's for some people, but I've never tried gum, patches, anything like that. I don't see weaning yourself off with more nicotine how that will help," said Donnie Ingstrom, who wants to quit smoking.

The seminar at the Tri-Cities Cancer Center is offered throughout the month of January starting the 8th. You can call 737-3420 to register.   

Anyone in WA State can always call the tobacco quit line at 1-800-QUIT-NOW.