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Real Stories
Corinne "Ask others how they quit and learn from their experience."
Kendyl "Use the patch. Chew the gum. Just don’t stop trying."
Alex "Since I quit, everything is better."
Bobbie "Focus on the positive; take it a day or even a minute at a time."
Clare "My friends support made all the difference."
Heidi "Now that I have quit, I am healthier and I have lost weight. "
Jessica "I was a follower, now I am a leader."
Mike "Smoking had a big effect on my son. I didn't want to disappoint him."
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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