From the American Lung Association:
One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to quit smoking. Quitting for good is hard, but here are five quick tips to help on the road to a healthier smokefree life:
- Learn from past experiences. Quitting can take several tries. Don’t get discouraged. Learn from past attempts and treat them as stepping stones to success.
- You don’t have to quit alone. Enlist the support of friends and family and expert help is available from the American Lung Association and other groups. Find a friend who wants to quit and do it together.
- Medication can help, if you know what to do. FDA-approved medications like nicotine patches or gum really do help. Talk to your doctor and follow the directions.
- It’s never too late to quit. Quitting smoking at any age will enhance the length and quality of your life.
- Every smoker can quit. You can do it! Each person needs to find what works for them, and above all, keep trying!
Make 2014 the year you begin a new, smokefree life! The American Lung Association has more tools and tips to help smokers quit: http://www.quitterinyou.org.