I Want To Quit Smoking
Are you ready to commit to quit smoking? That's half the battle. Now that you're taking this big step, we have lots of help available. Our proven tools, tips and support can help you end your addiction to tobacco and begin a new, smokefree phase of your life.
Reasons to Quit
Every smoker has his or her own personal motivation for quitting. Here are some common reasons.
Benefits of Quitting
As soon as you quit, your body begins to repair the damage caused by smoking. See the health benefits you'll experience as soon as 20 minutes to 15 years after quitting.
How to Quit
Don't know where to begin? We have resources to help you identify your reasons for quitting and then take the big step of quitting for good. Get started now!
What to Expect
Quitting smoking is a journey, not a single event. See what challenges you should prepare for and get answers to common questions about quitting smoking.
Talking to Your Doctor
Your doctor can be a key resource as you're trying to quit smoking. He or she can talk to you about cessation medications and put you in contact with local resources. Healthcare providers can help with information and support you need to live smokefree. They may help you craft your own quit plan, offer methods to prevent slipups, or walk through the pros and cons of nixing nicotine. Doctors or healthcare providers often stick with you throughout your quit journey by scheduling follow up visits or phone calls. Remember, healthcare professionals are not there to judge—they're there to help you in any way you need to achieve a smokefree life.
Smoking is an addiction—and a hard one to overcome. It's easier to take on challenges with someone by your side. The American Lung Association, with support from the Anthem Foundation, is working with community partners to offer free and low cost quit smoking help to populations in select states that suffer disproportionately from tobacco use and tobacco-caused diseases. See how we can quit better together.