Success Tips —Great Ideas from People Who Have Quit

Holly B. | Barrie, Ontario, CA


My best tip would be to never start in the first place, but if it’s too late for that and you’re looking to quit, I’d suggest giving your cigarettes to a supportive loved one who is a nonsmoker, so…Continue Reading »

Brian Keelan | Sarnia, Ontario, Canada


I did all the math. I read all about the health thing so that I got very afraid and then I read about the industry and the government and I got angry. Then I dialed 911 and went for Laser therapy and…Continue Reading »

Alexandra P. | West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA


When I first quit what I would do when I had a craving was tell myself ‘I just had a cigarette! Why am I freaking out? I just smoked, calm down’, and that helped to psychologically phase myself into…Continue Reading »

Deborah H. | Davie, FL, USA


I put fine sand in a little ashtray (smaller is better, that way you can see how much you’re smoking when it fills up).  I take 2 or 3 drags and put it out in the sand.  If people pay attention, they…Continue Reading »

Jennifer K. | New Waterford, Novia Scotia, CA


Journal when you have a cigarette or a craving so you can identify and change the pattern when you are ready to quit.

Kathi T. | Shickshinny, PA, USA


Take it a day at a time, and bend the rules a little bit, don’t go cold turkey!

Keegan C. | Delray Beach, FL, USA


I would have to say breathing is the best tip you can give. For me, if I could just calmly breathe for the first 3 minutes, I was over the hump (for that episode and until the next). Just remember…Continue Reading »

Debbie L. | Talco, Texas, USA


Here is a tip that helped me the most when i quit smoking.I took drinking straws and cut them to the size of a cigarette,then i too some cotton and stuffed it in the end good and tight,and when i…Continue Reading »

Jennifer L. | Calgary, Alberta, CA


Don’t focus on “quitting smoking forever” - the whole process can seem really daunting that way. Celebrate the little victories; like smoke-free for an hour, then a day, then a week, etc. That way…Continue Reading »

Laura R. | Mebane, NC, USA


Reward yourself with with the money you are saving by not smoking