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Quitting all tobacco products you use is best for your health. Whether you smoke, vape, or do both, our personalized quit plans make it easier to stay on track, get through hard times, and quit for good.
Pick a day in the next two weeks. Try not to pick a date that will be stressful, like the day of a test or big game.
If you're not ready to set a quit date, you can still make a quit plan or explore other resources.
Enter how many cigarettes you smoke and how much a pack of cigarettes costs. You’ll find out how much money you can save by quitting.
Knowing your reasons for why you want to quit smoking can help you stay motivated and on track, especially in difficult moments.
My reasons for quitting:
After you stop smoking, certain places and situations can remind you of smoking and make it hard to stay smokefree. Use this list to find what makes you want to smoke. We’ll give you strategies that will help you stay in control.
Choose strategies and tools to help you quit. When preparing to quit, set yourself up for success by thinking about who in your life you will reach out to for support, how you will get expert help, and how you will distract yourself when you have the urge to smoke. This will keep you on track and boost your chances of quitting for good.
Your quit plan will have more information on the options you select and how to get expert help.
Today is your quit day! Use this quit plan with tips and motivation to guide you through your quit attempt. The most important thing is that you don’t smoke today—not even once. Quitting can be easier when you are ready to face any challenges that come your way. We have information to help you learn how to quit smoking and get through your first day.
Tomorrow is your quit day. Use this time beforehand to review your quit plan and take steps to get ready. Quitting can be easier when you are ready to face any challenges that come your way. We have information to help you learn how to quit smoking and get through your first day. The most important thing is that you don't smoke tomorrow—not even once.
Use this time before your quit day to review your quit plan and take steps to get ready. Quitting can be easier when you are ready to face any challenges that come your way. We have information to help you learn how to quit smoking and get through your first day. The most important thing you can do on your quit day is to not smoke—not even once.
Quitting is the best action you can take to protect your health, but maybe you’re not ready to take that step today. We are glad you want to learn more about quitting and how it might look for you. This plan will be here when you’re ready to try to quit.
We calculated what you’ll save by quitting. Take a moment to think about the specific things you’ll do with the extra money.
1 Week smokefree: weekly savings
1 Month smokefree: monthly savings
1 Year smokefree: yearly savings
Triggers are the feelings and situations that make you more likely to smoke. You may not be able to avoid all the things that remind you of smoking when you quit. Planning ahead for these difficult situations can help you stay on track. We have strategies to try out and you may think of more. Keep trying until you find what works for you.
It can be hard to see other people smoke after you quit. It might help to make some changes to who you hang out with or follow on social media, at least for a little while. It will get easier to handle social situations that make you want to smoke if you give it some time.
Here are some temporary changes you can make that can help:
When you quit smoking, your body and brain must get used to going without nicotine. This is called nicotine withdrawal. It feels different for everyone and the feelings can be uncomfortable. The longer you go without smoking, the more your body can get used to being nicotine-free.
Here are ways to cope without smoking:
There may be times each day when you smoke as part of a routine activity and don’t even think about smoking – you just do it. Be aware of these situations and break the links between these daily routines and smoking.
Managing your triggers:
Many people smoke to enjoy a good mood or escape a bad one. Smoking is not a good way to cope with feelings. If you are stressed or anxious – whatever is causing it will still be there after you smoke.
Try these ways to handle stress and emotions:
Over time, you’ve built up patterns and routines around smoking – especially if you smoke during many different activities or frequently throughout the day. Knowing your smoking behaviors – like when and where you typically smoke – may help you prepare for situations that make you want to smoke and avoid them.
What are my smoking patterns? Ask yourself the following questions to help you understand your smoking patterns and behaviors. Writing it down can help you organize your thoughts:
My craving strategies:
Drinking a glass of water.
Taking 10 deep breaths.
Getting some exercise.
Playing games on my phone.
Going to a place where smoking isn’t allowed.
I will find other ways to distract myself.
Get more tips.
Lean on my friends. Surrounding yourself with people who will support your decision to quit can make it easier. If that is not possible, remind yourself of why you are quitting. Ask people to respect your decision and not smoke around you or offer you their cigarette.
Open up to my parents or guardians about quitting. Ask for help and be specific about what you need from them. You could say, “When I’m having a craving it helps when you distract me from it” or “It makes me feel bad when you bring up a time when I slipped and smoked again.”
Talk to my brothers and/or sisters. Lean on a trusted sibling for support and tell them what they can do to help you. You could say, “When I’m having a craving, remind me of the reasons I want to quit, “ or “If I slip up and smoke, please encourage me to try to quit again.”
Confide in a trusted adult, like a teacher, school counselor, or close family member. Think about who will be supportive of your quit attempt. Let them know your plans and be specific about how they can help. You could say something like, “It would help me a lot if I could talk with you when I’m having a bad craving.”
Reach out for other support. No matter who it is you get support from, reaching out to people close to you is an important part of building your team.
Learn more about how to build my team.
Chat online with a trained quit counselor. Available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern time, in English or Spanish.
Call a quitline to talk one-on-one with a trained counselor to help me quit. It’s free and confidential.
My State Quitline
Timing Varies by State
English: 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)
Spanish: 1-855-DÉJELO-YA (1-855-335-3569)
The National Cancer Institute Quitline
Available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Eastern
English and Spanish: 1-877-44U-QUIT (1-877-448-7848)
Talk to my doctor, school nurse, or other healthcare professional about how to quit. Ask how they can help and support you. Let them know if you are feeling nicotine withdrawal symptoms, especially if they are becoming harder to handle.
Sign up for SmokefreeTXT to get daily messages of tips, strategies, and support.
Download the quitSTART smartphone app to help me track cravings, monitor my progress, and get tips to stay smokefree.
Reach out for other expert advice. There are many ways to connect with experts. It doesn’t matter if you choose an app, text program, health professional, or other avenue for expert advice, just know that it is an important part of your quit journey.
When quitting feels tough, think back on these reasons why quitting smoking is important to you.
When quitting feels tough, think back on the reasons why quitting smoking is important to you.
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