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Quit Guide: Thinking About Quitting

Reasons for Quitting

Here are some examples of reasons to quit:

  1. I will feel healthier right away.
    • I will have more energy and better focus.
    • My senses of smell and taste will be better.
    • I will have whiter teeth and fresher breath.
    • I will cough less and breathe better.
  2. I will be healthier the rest of my life.
    • I will lower my risk for cancer, heart attacks, strokes, early death, cataracts, and skin wrinkling.
  3. I will make my partner, friends, family, kids, grandchildren, and coworkers proud of me.
  4. My children will be healthier (fewer ear infections, coughs, and severe asthma attacks).
  5. I will be proud of myself.
    • I will feel more in control of my life.
    • I will be a better role model for my children.
  6. I will have more money to spend.
  7. I won't have to worry: "When will I get to smoke next?" or "What do I do when I'm in a smokefree place?"

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In the Quit Guide...
Thinking about quitting
Why quit?
What's in a cigarette?
•Reasons for quitting
Why is quitting so hard?
Preparing to quit
The basic steps
Medicines that can help
Other support
Steps on quit day
Managing cravings
Withdrawal symptoms
What to do if you slip
Staying quit
Sticking with it
Resources if you slip