GET READY TO QUIT

Your chances of quitting tobacco is much better when you have a plan. This section will walk you through how to get on the path to a successful quit.

Prepare to Quit

Some simple things you can do ahead of time—even right now!—to help increase your chances of success include:

Getting rid of tobacco items in your home, such as ashtrays, lighters and extra packs of cigarettes or e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco, snuff or vaping supplies

Cleaning your home and car so the smell of cigarettes won’t tempt you once you quit

Using a patch for a week leading up to your quit date to reduce nicotine withdrawal (learn more about free patches from 802Quits)

Asking for support from coworkers, friends and family members to help you succeed

Finding a quit buddy who will hold you accountable to your quit goal

What about E-Cigarettes?

E-cigarettes are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an aid to quit smoking. E-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), including personal vaporizers, vape pens, e-cigars, e-hookah and vaping devices, may expose users to some of the same toxic chemicals found in combustible cigarette smoke.

Motivate Yourself

Everyone who quits tobacco does so for a reason. For some people, it’s not wanting to feel left out when all of their friends have quit. For others, it’s for health or family or because of the rising cost of tobacco. What’s your reason?

Write down your reasons to quit smoking or using other tobacco products.

Think of as many as you can, big or small

Set the list aside for a few days

Then, go through and pick the top 5 reasons

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Keep your list with you and place a copy on your refrigerator or front door. When the urge to use tobacco hits, your list of reasons to quit will help your craving pass and remind you of the great choice you’ve made.

Make Your Quit Plan

It only takes a minute to make your own quit plan.