of months to notice she wasn’t smoking
anymore. A few months after, she
realized she felt physically better.
“About six months after I quit smoking,
I had this massive surge in energy. All of
a sudden I had all this energy and I felt
Pat Doyle says he felt better after
he quit too. And he’s sure his wife will
feel the same way, as soon as she quits
“ I can’t be the one to go about preaching
to her about quitting. I can’t demand she
has to quit,” he says. “She has to quit on
her terms, just like I did.”
Doyle says when his wife is ready,
he will support her 100 per cent.
“Everyone who wants to quit wants to
quit for their own reasons, and whether
it’s through cold turkey or reduction or
pharmaceutical aids, it is still mind over
matter,” he says.
Whatever methods help you succeed,
AlbertaQuits says one of the most
important elements to quitting tobacco
is just believing that you can do it.
AlbertaQuits telephone support
For information, counselling and referrals,
call toll-free 1-866-710-QUIT (7848).
AlbertaQuits online support
Calgary Distress Centre
Six-week smoking reduction/cessation groups.
Call Kim Blight at (403) 266-1601.
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