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Tips to help you quit

Patricia Gaudreau

Patricia Gaudreau smoked her first cigarette when she was 10 years old. Although she hated the taste in her mouth, the addiction meant she was unable to quit for 23 years. Patricia decided to contact the Canadian Cancer Society's Smokers' Helpline.

"Smokers' Helpline provided me with information and support that made my second and last quit attempt successful. Here's some advice that helped me. If you have a craving, remember the '4 Ds': delay, distract, deep breathing, drink water."

Patricia smoked her last cigarette 10 years ago, thanks in large part to the Smokers' Helpline. It is a valuable resource that has proven tips and tools to help you quit successfully. Connect with this free, personalized support in your province.