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Real Stories
Ida "I made a plan this time."
Dr. Miller "Quitting smoking is the single biggest thing a patient can do to improve their quality of life."
Debby "The patch worked for me."
Katrina "With the patch, I didn’t have to quit smoking alone."
Bobbie "Focus on the positive; take it a day or even a minute at a time."
Frank "If you have a plan, that is what is important. "
Jim "A cigarette is not controlling my ability to do things."
George "My counselor Trish, from the Quitline is a big reason for my success"
Representative Brian Ashe "It was one of the best things I did for myself."


Having a plan makes it easier to quit. Take time to set goals for yourself. Think ahead about how you’ll handle the challenges of quitting and celebrate the successes. Use this guide to help make a plan that’s right for you.

Start by picking a date to stop smoking: your quit date. This is the day you will quit smoking completely. A date two to four weeks away from today will work well.

If you’ve tried to quit before, use your past experience to think about what helped you quit the first time and what you’ll do differently this time.

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