It's tempting to believe that quitting tobacco is simply a state of mind—that if you want to quit badly enough, all you need is willpower.
For sure, willpower, desire, commitment, and determination all matter. But tobacco dependence is an addiction. Withdrawal symptoms can be very uncomfortable and quite powerful. Cravings can come on suddenly and feel irresistible.
Tobacco use actually changes the chemistry in your brain. So, when you decide to quit and change your habits, it can feel like your body just isn't cooperating.
Nicotine and Your Brain Video
BecomeAnEX will help you choose the right kinds of support and medication or combination of methods that can help your body adjust as you quit tobacco. If you decide that medication won't be part of your quit plan, we'll help you explore other quit methods that may help.
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