If you’ve tried to quit smoking before, you know that a tool or technique that worked for someone else might not work for you. You started smoking and continued to smoke for personal reasons that are unique to you and your life circumstances. The tools below will help you identify those reasons and develop a personalized plan for quitting that’s best for you. Some people do quit “cold turkey,” but most of us need a combination of strategies and supports to succeed - and that takes planning.
Step by Step
Here are four steps to quitting that will greatly improve your chance for success:
Quitting smoking is one of the most immediate and significant ways to improve your cardiovascular health, but it isn’t easy. In fact, it may be one of the hardest things you’ll ever do, but it is worth it - and you are worth it. Take it one step at a time, and work with your doctor and the people who love you. Together, you can succeed!