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Smoking: How to build a quit plan

Quitting smoking is tough, but having a plan increases your chance of success. Follow these seven steps to build your quit plan – and make this the year you stop smoking for good.

7 Steps to Build a Quit Plan:

  1. Set a quit date.
  2. Think about your reasons for quitting.
  3. Identify your smoking triggers.
  4. Prepare to fight cravings.
  5. Get rid of smoking reminders.
  6. Ask for support from family and friends.
  7. Explore resources to help you quit.

Quitting smoking happens one minute, one hour, one day at a time. Celebrate milestones and be proud of your accomplishments.

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Date Last Reviewed: November 13, 2018
Editorial Review: Andrea Cohen, Editorial Director, Baldwin Publishing, Inc. Contact Editor
Medical Review: Perry Pitkow, MD
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