Quit Smoking: A Guide

Thinking about quitting, preparing to quit, quitting and staying quit.

Why quit?

Think about why you want to quit. Decide for sure that you want to quit. Promise yourself that you'll do it. It's OK to have mixed feelings. Don't let that stop you. There will be times every day that you don't feel like quitting. You will have to stick with it anyway.

Find reasons to quit that are important to you. Think of more than just health reasons. For example, think of:

  • How much money you'll save by not buying cigarettes
  • The time you'll have for yourself instead of taking cigarette breaks, rushing out to buy a pack, or searching for a light
  • Not being short of breath or coughing as much
  • Setting a better example for your children