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Smoking Cessation, Relapse Prevention

A relapse happens when you return to smoking after a period of quitting. Relapses usually occur within the first 3 months after quitting and cannot be avoided by sheer willpower or self-discipline. Most people experience several relapses before they successfully quit smoking. Don’t be discouraged if you start smoking again.

There are many things that can trigger a relapse.  This video discusses triggers and offers a range of coping skills to get you back on track. 

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