Mark Twain said, “Quitting smoking is easy. I’ve done it a thousand times.” The reason it is so hard to quit smoking is that the nicotine found in tobacco products is extremely addictive. Experts agree that nicotine is addictive as cocaine or heroin. However, if you want to quit tobacco use, there are plenty of resources available.
The National Cancer Institute has a Smoking Quitline (1-877-44U-QUIT) that is open Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. The American Cancer Society also has a Quitline: 1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345).