Going cold turkey: You can do it

Published On: Jan 03 2013 10:12:46 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 14 2013 11:52:57 AM EST
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By Tom Nugent, Pure Matters

With the first puff of a cigarette, nicotine instantly goes to work on the user's nervous system, packing a fast and powerful punch, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

With that powerful pull, it's no wonder people find it so hard to quit smoking. But people do quit -- each year, 3 million Americans give up smoking for good.

If you smoke now, you can beat the habit, too. How? Most experts agree that there's only one successful way: cold turkey.

That means you don't pick up a cigarette. You don't play games with it. You don't put a cigarette between your lips to soothe yourself. You don't keep a pack around the house to show how strong you are. Instead, you throw away the cigarettes and get rid of the ashtrays.

Here are tips from the NCI to help you quit smoking and get through those times when the craving hits:

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