Medical Monday: Tips to quit smoking and sticking with it

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more people in the United States are addicted to nicotine than to any other drug. Quitting smoking is not only a popular new year’s resolution, but it’s one that could have a great affect on your health.

Sally Waldorf, a nurse with Medical Center Navicent Health, visited Daybreak to share some tips on how to quit and stick with the decision.

The Medical Center offers a free stop smoking class. You can call (478)633-8537 for more information. There’s also the Georgia Tobacco Quit Line, that provides free and confidential, professional tobacco cessation counseling services. The number is 1-877-270-7867.

Click on the video to hear Waldorf’s tips.


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Amanda is a producer and anchor for 41NBC News at Daybreak and 41Today. She comes to Macon from Watertown, NY where she was a reporter, fill in producer and anchor for three years at WWNY. She covered everything from hundred year old birthdays to the shooting death of a New York State Trooper. She also earned a Syracuse Press Club Award for her feature story "A Cheer for Keslie," about a young woman with down syndrome who joins her high school cheer team and is accepted and loved by her squad. Amanda is originally from Brookfield, Connecticut, a small town in the western part of the state. She attended Western Connecticut State University and graduated in May 2014 with a B.A in Media Arts Production. From there she went on to get her master's degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communications at Syracuse University. When she's not working, she enjoys watching movies, traveling and spending quality time with her fiancé, family and friends.