RESOURCES ON HOW TO QUIT SMOKING
Getting Ready to Quit
Knowing you want to quit is a big decision. Knowing you may slip up is part of it too. But being ready for the day and getting support once you decide to quit is extremely important and can help best set you up for success. We offer a free Quit Smoking Program to help you start quitting. Join Today
Set Your Quit Date
Now that you are motivated and committed, the next step is to choose a quit date within the next 2–3 weeks. Decide whether it will be easier to quit on a workday when your smoking may already be restricted, or on the weekend when you are more relaxed. It’s best to choose a date when:
- Your stress level is low
- You’ll be confronted with a minimum of smoking triggers
- You will not be in a social situation with other smokers, especially those that include alcohol
Enter your Quit Day on Day 1 of your Daily Success Calendar.
If You Slip Up and Have a Smoking Relapse
If you slip and smoke a cigarette, that doesn't mean you still can’t quit, especially now that the FDA has said using a product like the patch and smoking a cigarette causes no significant safety concerns. Think about why you slipped up or what triggered your slip, and try to do something different the next time. The important thing is to stick to your quit plan.
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