Tips to Stop Smoking

Quitting smoking can be an overwhelming task. There are painful physical and emotional withdrawal symptoms that make giving up cigarettes so difficult. The unfortunate truth is that about 90% of smokers who decide to quit eventually fail.

But for every negative, temporary discomfort that a quitter goes through, there are permanent rewards for giving up the habit that can make the struggle worth it. Here are some tips for quitting to help throughout the process to become one of the estimated 40 million ex-smoking Americans:

  • Gather information.
  • Talk to your medical provider.
  • Make a plan.
  • Choose a quit day.
  • Join a smoking cessation program.
  • Make a list of reasons to quit.
  • Enlist support.
  • Think positively.
  • Keep an open mind.
  • Know your triggers.