Do you want to quit smoking? That's half the battle. Now that you're taking this big step, we have lots of help available to get you ready to quit. Our proven tools, tips and support can help you end your addiction to tobacco and begin a new, smokefree phase of your life.
Quit, Don’t Switch
Some smokers may think that e-cigarettes will help them quit, but substituting one addiction for another is not quitting. Find out more about healthier alternatives, and how to end your tobacco addiction for good.
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 starting as soon as 20 minutes after you quit.
How to Quit
Don't know where to begin? We have resources to help you get ready 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 to expect when quitting, challenges you should prepare for and get answers to common questions about quitting smoking.
Talking to Your Doctor
Your doctor, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, dentist or other healthcare provider are key resources for quitting. They can help you discover what medication will work best for you and put you in contact with local resources and your local quitline. 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 slip-ups, 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.
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Page last updated: November 17, 2022