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Quitting smoking is not an easy task, but there are many strategies that can help you quit smoking without medication. Here are some tips to help you quit smoking without medication:

Set a quit date: Choose a date to quit smoking and stick to it. This will give you time to prepare yourself mentally and emotionally.

Find support: Reach out to friends and family who can offer you support and encouragement during your quit journey. Joining a support group or seeking professional help can also be helpful.

Avoid triggers: Identify your smoking triggers and avoid them. Triggers can be people, places, or things that make you want to smoke. Try to find alternative activities to do when you encounter a trigger.

Stay active: Exercise regularly to help reduce stress and keep your mind off smoking.

Use nicotine replacement therapy: Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) can help reduce nicotine withdrawal symptoms. NRT products include nicotine patches, gum, lozenges, inhalers, and nasal sprays.

Try cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT): CBT can help you identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors that can lead to smoking.

Stay positive: Remind yourself of the benefits of quitting smoking, such as improved health and financial savings.

Remember, quitting smoking is a process and it may take time. Don’t get discouraged if you experience setbacks or relapse. Keep trying and stay committed to your quit journey.