Success Tips —Great Ideas from People Who Have Quit

Ellen F. | Saugus, MA, USA


Chewing tons and tons of gum!  And thinking about my son and wanting to be alive to see him grow up—since both my parents have died of lung cancer.

Julie Vander Weken | Eugene, Oregon, United States


Two years ago I had decided to quit smoking and I had tried quitting cold turkey to no avail. What worked for me was weening myself off cigarettes. I was smoking about one pack a day. So, to start I…Continue Reading »

Courtney T. | Sedalia, MO, USA


I have found that reading really helps because it keeps the mind and hands busy away from the thought of smoking. I have also found that starburst/gum also helps by keeping the mouth busy. And the…Continue Reading »

Rebecca O. | Trenton, MO, USA


Decide you are quitting and don’t use the words “trying to quit” any longer. If you are trying you can make excuses but when you commit to quit you can do it! When I quit, I kept an open pack of…Continue Reading »

Barbara B. | Houston, Texas, USA


Look at your life, everyone has control.  You have to go to work to pay the rent and bills. You have to raise the kids to have a family and they control over you.  Your grown kids are still weaving…Continue Reading »

Jennifer R. | Rockland, MA, USA


When I am determined, which I just started my journey of non smoking 7 days ago, to quit smoking I set a date throw away any lighters or matches or any cigarette paraphernalia whatsoever.  Then I…Continue Reading »

Mark | Parma, Ohio, United States


My name is Mark. I am 19 years of age. I started smoking when I was almost 16 becasue I was bored, and had nothing better to do. I knew it wasn’t good for me, but was curious.. and had time to…Continue Reading »

Tara S. | Interlachen, FL, USA


I started by not having a smoke when i most love to have one like after a meal. I avoided all smoke related triggers so when i had a cig “out of sink” I started to smoke less and i would add more…Continue Reading »

Catherine H. | Sun Valley, Nevada, USA


Chewing GUM, Keeping busy, I try not to smoke so got the worst kind of cigs so i really don’t want to even light the darn cig. I will do this one way or another!!!!

Shelly B. | Martinsville, VA, USA


I ran out of cigarettes on a Saturday and refused to go buy a pack on Sunday (5 weeks ago).  Every time I thought about smoking, I’d eat mint Oreos or Klondike bars or Skittles.  I used the saved $$…Continue Reading »