Get Ready To Quit Smoking

Updated:Jun 11,2015

preparedCongratulations! You've decided to quit smoking. This is one of the best things you can do to improve your overall health and add years to your life. Nonsmokers generally live longer than people who continue to smoke.

You're more likely to quit smoking for good if you prepare for two things: 1) your last cigarette and 2) the cravings, urges and feelings that come with quitting.

Look at quitting as a five-step process:

Choose a date within the next seven days when you'll quit smoking. Complete and sign the No-Smoking Contract in front of witnesses who will support you. Use the time until your Quit Day to prepare and to gradually cut down on the number of cigarettes you smoke.

Complete the No-Smoking Contract (PDF)

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Last reviewed 6/2015