Updated: Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011, 8:14 PM EST
Published : Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011, 8:14 PM EST
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - 22News is working for you if you can't keep your New Year's resolution to quit smoking.
It's not just the nicotine, it's your lack of willpower that keeps you puffing away long after you promised yourself you'd give up smoking.
Baystate Medical Center Respiratory Therapist, Donna Hawk has helped hundreds of people off the smoking habit. Donna told 22News today What stopping you from giving up cigarettes. It's mostly emotional.
"When we're happy when we're sad. Cigarettes are there for us as a crutch in many different situations. Replacing that crutch with something else is a key component.
She admits it's not going to be easy. But if everything else has failed, smokers might want to contact Donna Hawk at Baystate Medical Center's Pulmonary Rehab Program.