According to her hit song “We Can’t Stop”, there are many things Miley Cyrus does not wish to stop. But cigarette smoking is apparently not one of them.
On Monday, Miley proudly Tweeted that she has not smoked a cigarette in 2 months:
“2 months no cigs #proudofmyself
There is no indication that Cyrus plans to stop smoking pot. She smoked pot on stage at the EMAs (European Music Awards) in November, and in an interview for the March issue of W magazine she told Ronan Farrow:
“I love weed. I just love getting stoned. I just want it to be back to where it’s, like, organic, good weed.”
The risk of most health problems from smoking, including cancer and heart and lung disease, can be lowered by stopping smoking. People of all ages can improve their health if they quit smoking. Quitting at a younger age will improve a person’s health even more.
There are a few ways to quit smoking, including quitting all at once (going “cold turkey”) or slowly cutting back your number of cigarettes before quitting completely. Use the method that works best for you. Below are some strategies to help you quit.
If you want to quit smoking, try to get motivated. Make a list of your reasons for wanting to quit. Write a contract to yourself that outlines your plan for quitting.
If you’ve tried to quit smoking in the past, think about those attempts. What helped you during that time, and what made it harder?
Know what triggers you to smoke. For example, do you smoke after a meal, while driving, or when you’re stressed? Develop a plan to handle each trigger.
Set a quit date and let those close to you know about it. Ask your family and friends for support in your effort to quit smoking.
You also can get support from hotlines and Web sites. Examples include:
There’s even a free mobile app SmokefreeTXT that will text you 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to help you quit and stay quit.
Talk with your doctor and pharmacist about medicines and over-the-counter products that can help you quit smoking. These medicines and products are helpful for many people.
You can buy nicotine gum, patches, and lozenges from a drug store. Other medicines that can help you quit smoking are available by prescription.
For more information and help, click here to go the Resounding Health casebook on the topic.