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"
You may not think of quitting tobacco as a skill, but in some ways, it's like riding a bike. You figure out how to move forward, keep your balance, and get where you want to go. And if you should fall, you can get up and keep on going.
- Plan ways to distract yourself from urges.
- Have other things nearby to hold in your hands or put in your mouth.
- Look for fun activities that don’t include tobacco.
- Be prepared to manage withdrawal symptoms.