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5 advice to quit smoking

Okay, kiddo, smoking is very bad for you and can make you very sick. If you want to quit smoking, here are some things you can do:

1. Use a nicotine patch or gum - When you quit smoking, your body misses the nicotine that was in the cigarette. A nicotine patch or gum can give your body a little bit of nicotine so you don't feel as bad. It's like a band-aid that helps you feel better.

2. Throw away all of your cigarettes and smoking stuff - You don't want to be tempted to smoke, so you should get rid of everything that reminds you of smoking. That way, you won't see anything that makes you want to smoke.

3. Exercise - Exercise helps you feel better and less stressed. When you feel less stressed, it's easier to quit smoking. Plus, you'll be doing something good for your body instead of something bad (like smoking).

4. Get support from your friends and family - Quitting smoking is hard, but it's easier if you have people who support you. Your friends and family can help you stay motivated and remind you why it's important to quit.

5. Find things to do instead of smoking - When you quit smoking, you might feel bored or anxious. Find other things to do that make you happy, like playing a game, reading a book, or listening to music. These things can help you feel better and want to smoke less.