The Best Way to Quit Smoking
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — New research finds a combination approach works best in quitting smoking. Researchers looked at 40 different studies and found that taking medication and receiving behavioral counseling is most effective.
Medication includes nicotine replacement or prescription pills. You are 70 to 100 percent more likely to quit using a combination of medication and counseling compared to someone who receives no treatment.
FOX 4 Medical Reporter Meryl Lin McKean talked with Rita Mangold, a nurse and certified tobacco treatment specialist at Truman Medical Center.
For a complete list of smoking cessation programs in the Kansas City area, go to http://www.kcmo.org/idc/groups/health/documents/health/008008.pdf
Or you can call the Tobacco Quitline anytime at 1-800-QUIT NOW.