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Asked Questions (FAQs) about
The Quitkey "Smoking Cessation Program"
I gain weight?
changes your metabolism, the rate at which your body burns calories, so
quitting actually changes your metabolism back to "normal." If you are
concerned about weight gain, simply try to limit your intake of high
fat food and increase your activity level. Light exercise, e.g.
walking, will not only help prevent weight gain but will help you deal
more effectively with stress. Try taking a short brisk walk during the
times when you used to enjoy a tobacco break.
if I have finished the entire program, all three stages, and somehow I
start smoking again?
is not easy to quit smoking. Some people do need a second chance. You
also might like to know that for most people, quitting smoking is like
learning to ride a bike. You don't just hop on and ride like a
champion. It takes a little practice. Most people try to quit smoking
at least once before they quit for good. You just had your practice. So
try again, the important thing is not to view each attempt as success
or failure, rather as one more step on the path to success.
if I cheat?
process of quitting tobacco involves learning how to cope with the
inevitable urges. When the urge comes try one of the following
techniques; Drink a glass of water. Call a friend. Take a walk. Your
likelihood of success is much greater if you follow the program Quitkey
has made for you. If you absolutely can't wait for the next prompt, be
sure to press the SMOKE button when you light up or put in a chew.
Quitkey will take this into consideration and adjust the program if
if I work, and can't just take a break when I am prompted?
most people work and cannot take tobacco breaks whenever they want,
Quitkey has a built in mechanism that allows your program to stop and
wait for you. However, we do advise that you smoke or chew as close to
the beep as you can and that when you do get a chance to smoke you
should avoid making it a pleasurable activity. Don't combine smoking
with drinking coffee, chatting with friends or talking on the phone.
long does it take to get the nicotine out of my body?
answer to this question depends on many factors, some of which are
controllable by you. When withdrawing from a nicotine dependence, one
should drink plenty of water to flush the toxins out of the body, eat
lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and get regular exercise. This will
hasten the removal of nicotine from the system.
is this a "program"? Are there other things I have to do besides using
Quitkey computer is a fully integrated program that allows you to stop
using tobacco gradually based on principles of behavior modification.
In addition to following the computer as closely as possible, the
Quitkey program guide is a 50 page booklet that gives helpful tips,
information and motivation. It makes suggestions about how to deal with
the psychological as well as physiological symptoms associated with
why Quitkey is the best way to treat your tobacco addiction:
Self-Help: You break your habit
at your own pace.
Your program is based on your habit.
Adjusts if you have a bad day.
Based: Combines the best
nicotine withdrawal knowledge with behavior modification principles.
Quitkey is credit card sized.
Support Hotline: Just pick up
the phone to reach the Quitkey Support Staff.
and Natural: Uses no drugs or
Clinically tested by major medical research institutions.
for Itself: Costs less than two
months' worth of cigarettes for the average smoker.
1989, LifeSign was chosen by Popular
Science as one of the "100
Greatest Products and Achievements in Science and Technology."
date over 1,000,000 people have used LifeSign successfully.
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