It takes planning and commitment to quit smoking. One of the best ways to become smoke-free is to develop a master plan for quitting. Here are some tips and resources to get started:
Tips to Quit Smoking
In developing your master plan, you should identify personal reasons to quit, set a quit date and remember to take it “one day at a time."
It also is important to identify triggers that tend to make you want to smoke. Once you know your triggers, you can either avoid them or change your behavior.
Have You Tried to Quit Before?
If you are one of the many who have tried to quit before and did not make it, you may be discouraged about trying again.
Don’t worry — you’re not alone! Most people who have quit for good had to try more than once.
Facts, Plans, and Help To Quit Smoking
There are three steps to quit smoking; knowing when you are ready to quit; developing a plan to quit; and staying smoke free.
Resources to Quit Smoking
There are many methods available to help you quit smoking. Quitting is a very individual matter, and only you can decide which way is right for you.
Your physician can give you information and advice on medications to help you stop smoking. Also, your local health department, hospital, or local chapters of national organizations can provide you with more help on smoking cessation and other support services in your community.