The single best thing you can do for your health and the health of your loved ones is to stop using tobacco. Quitting at any age lowers your disease risks and helps you live longer.
Tips to help you beat tobacco and nicotine addiction
- Get ready. Select a quit date and make it special. Try to reduce your tobacco use before the quit date.
- Get support. Ask family and friends to support you. Ask for help with smoking cessation from your doctor or employer.
- Learn new skills and behavior. Change daily routines that trigger your tobacco use. Get your teeth cleaned and try peppermints, sunflower seeds or gum to keep your mouth busy.
- Consider nicotine replacement therapy. Nicotine replacement is available over the counter and by prescription. It can double your chances of quitting successfully.
- Be prepared. It may take multiple attempts to quit.
Resources to help you quit
- Call: Get phone and text support through the Quitline at 800-784-8669 or text QUIT to 47848.
- Join: You can join a study of treatments to help you quit and remain tobacco-free. Call 877-632-6789.
- Ask: You may be eligible for a lung cancer screening exam. Call 877-632-6789.