The more you know about how to quit, the better your chances of success.1

Quitting is a very personal experience, but you are not alone. There's no one way that works for everyone. A good way to start is to get as much information as you can, and decide on a plan that's right for you. For details on these Five Keys for Quitting, go to "You Can Quit Smoking: Five Keys for Quitting" 

Get Ready

Plan and prepare—that's the first key to quitting tobacco successfully.

You Can Do It!

  • Choose a specific quit date.
  • Think about all the ways quitting will improve your life and health.
  • Get rid of temptations.
  • Think about what you learned from past attempts to quit.

For more about getting ready to quit: Preparing to Quit 

Become an Ex: Quit Smoking 


1. Dunston A, August 2003. Kicking Butts in the Twenty-First Century: What modern science has learned about smoking cessation, New York: American Council on Science and Health, p.8.

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