Get serious about quitting smoking with this customizable plan.
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1-Start walking thirty minutes every day, no excuses, every day. Start this __________________.
2-Fill prescription. Ask your doctor for prescriptions for 100 milligram Wellbutrin tablets, and nicotine patches dosed according to the amount you smoke as indicated below:
a-For 1/2 a pack a day, take 7-10 milligrams
b-For 1/2-1 pack a day, take 14 milligrams
c-For 1-2 packs a day, take 21 or 22 milligrams
d-For more than 2 packs a day, ask your doctor
3-On ____, (Day 31: two days before you plan to stop smoking, take 1 Wellbutrin (bupropion).
Next two days, take 1 Wellbutrin each morning.
4-Apply your nicotine transdermal patch system on Day 33 (this is your stop smoking day). Place one patch on your arm, chest, or thigh (replace daily).
5-On subsequent days, take Wellbutrin each morning and each evening. Most folks wean off Wellbutrin between days 90 and 180.
Continue walking thirty (to forty-five) minutes each day; feel free to drink as much coffee or water as you wish.
6-Make a chart of your daily activities.
7-Phone or e-mail your support person daily to discuss your progress.
8-Begin weightlifting on Day 37 (___, or earlier). Do not increase your physical activities by more than 10 percent a week.
9-Decrease dose of nicotine in patch every 2 months (you can cut patches in half) until no longer needed.