Quitting Smoking - Thinking About Quitting?
When you're craving
tobacco, it's hard to focus on quitting. Preparing yourself before you quit can
help. Before you quit, get ready for a life without nicotine.
Think about your reasons for quitting
motivate you to quit smoking? Think about it. It's important to have your own
reasons for quitting.
Use this self-test to help you discover what
motivate you to quit smoking(What is a PDF document?).
healthy is a common reason to want to quit smoking. Or maybe you want to feel
more in control of your life, instead of feeling controlled by tobacco.
Teens may have other reasons to quit smoking.
Talk to your family and friends about quitting.
Their support might help you decide to quit.
Quitting Smoking: Getting Support
Know the risks of smoking
What worries you about
smoking? Make a list. Talk about it with your doctor. You may worry about:
Look forward to the rewards
What do you gain by
quitting? You can:
- Feel better and be able to do more.
- Have a
younger-looking and healthier body.
- Set a
good example for others (especially children).
- If you smoke, your child is more likely to
- If your teen smokes, he or she may be more likely to quit
smoking if you quit.
- If your child never smokes during the teen years, he or
she is less likely to start smoking in the future.
- Save money by getting rid of the
cost of smoking. To find out how much you spend on
cigarettes, see the
Interactive Tool: How Much Is Smoking Costing You?
- Be in control of your habits.