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Quitting smoking is one of the most daunting challenges you may face in your life. It is an addiction that is both physical and psychological. However, quitting smoking can be done. In fact, you will join the company of millions of Americans who are former smokers.

There are certainly plenty of reasons to quit when you consider smoking's link to lung cancer, emphysema, and heart disease. Smoking also has harmful effects on your family, like exposing your family members to dangerous second-hand smoke. By being a smoker, you may also increase the chances that your children will become smokers.

You have seen the warnings. You have received the advice. You have listened to your kids nag you about it. You know you should quit smoking, but where do you start? Knowing what you are up against can help you form a successful plan to quit.