– Set a Quit Date. Once a person has decided to quit, it’s time to pick the all-important Quit Date. Make sure it’s pretty soon – like maybe in the next month. Choosing one too far in the future makes it easier to rationalize a way out of it. There also needs to be enough time to get prepared. Then it’s time to come up with a solid plan.
– Set up a support system. Tell others of your plan and ask for their support. Ask a friend to quit with you. You can talk with a friend who has successfully quit and is willing to help.
– Avoid high-risk situations where the urge to smoke is strong. Avoid situations where others are using tobacco.