Managing Stress: Tobacco
Tobacco can impact your sleep, ability to fight infection and overall health. These issues can create stressful situations. Some tobacco users perceive smoking or chewing as a stress reducer, however, the physiological effects on the body can actually increase current stress. In order to achieve a healthy lifestyle, it is important to learn strategies to deal with stressors and to understand that quitting tobacco use takes time and practice.
- Start exercising—this can help alleviate stress as you begin your tobacco cessation journey
- Know that it isn’t easy to quit! It can take time and sometimes several attempts.
You may also want to call the Georgia Tobacco Quit Line at 1-877-270-STOP. This service provides free counseling, a resource library, support and referral services for tobacco users in Georgia.
Georgia Tobacco Quit Line
National Cancer Society
THe National Cancer Institute (NCI): Smokefree.gov