These quit smoking tips are to help you
stick with whatever how to quit
smoking program you have chosen to follow.
Over 30 million people have quit
smoking since 1965. You can too!
Quit Smoking Tips
1. Donít smoke any number or any kind of cigarette. Smoking
even a few cigarettes a day can hurt your health. If you try to smoke
fewer cigarettes, but do not quit completely, soon youíll be smoking
the same amount again.
Smoking "low-tar, low-nicotine" cigarettes
usually does little good either. Because nicotine is so addictive, if
you switch to lower-nicotine brands youíll likely just puff harder,
longer, and more often on each cigarette. The only safe choice is to
quit smoking completely.
2. Write down why you want to quit
smoking. Do you want:
- to feel in control of you life?
- to have better health?
- to set a good example for your children?
- to protect your family from breathing other peopleís smoke?
Really wanting to quit smoking is very important to how much
success you will have in quitting. Smokers who live after a heart
attack are the most likely to quit for good - they're very motivated.
Find a reason to quit smoking before you have no choice.
3. Know that it will take effort to quit smoking.
is habit forming. Half of the battle in quitting is knowing you need
to quit. This knowledge will help you be more able to deal with the
symptoms of withdrawal that can occur, such as bad moods and really
wanting to smoke. There are many ways smokers quit, including using
nicotine replacement products (gum and patches), but there is no easy
way. Nearly all smokers have some feelings of nicotine withdrawal when
they try to quit smoking. Give yourself a month to get over these
feelings. Take quitting one day at a time, even one minute at a time -
you need to succeed. You CAN do it!
4. Half of all adult smokers have quit, so you can too!
Thatís the good news. There are millions of people alive today who have
learned to face life without a cigarette. For staying healthy,
quitting smoking is the best step you can take.
5. Get help if you need it. Many groups offer written
materials, programs, and advice to help smokers quit smoking for good. Your
doctor or dentist is also a good source of help and support.