You've made a big decision. You're
going to quit smoking.
Quitting is hard, and you probably know
this. Maybe you've quit before. If so, that's normal. Most people quit many
What can you do to make it more likely that you'll kick
the habit for good?
One important part of quitting smoking is
getting help from those around you. Your family, friends, coworkers, and
community groups all can help you.
The following information also
applies if you use other tobacco products, such as chew or snuff.
- Tell people that you're trying to quit. Don't hide your attempt
because you're afraid people will see you fail. Most people know how hard it is
to quit smoking and that many smokers have to try several times before they
- Support can help you quit smoking, and experts
recommend getting support from friends, family, and coworkers. Former smokers can often offer advice and inspiration.
- Support comes in many forms. It can be positive words and actions,
helpful tips, or gentle reminders to stay on track.
How can your family and friends help you?