Success Tips —Great Ideas from People Who Have Quit

Lori R. | Homestead, Florida, USA


I always carried around Hall’s Vitamin C drops and popped one in my mouth when I wanted a cigarette.  Better than candy!

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 »

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 »

Mariza I. | Fontana, CA, USA


Become a grandparent.  The little one keeps you busy.  At first you are still uptight, but it gets easier. My smoking friend swore this helped her quit.

Nicole D. | North Kingston, Rhode Island, USA


Chewing gum, and having people remind you when they see you reach for a cigarette…the reasons why you’re quitting.

Brianne A. | Bigfoot, TX, USA


When you want a cigarette, stare intently at the thing you love most of all in the world and ask yourself, what and where would I (or they) be without me? Do I really need this??

Soo H. | San Diego, CA, USA


Think of the children before taking a puff on the cig.

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.

Susan C. | Marysville, WA, USA


To quit smoking you need to find other ways to occupy your mouth and hands.  One of the best ways for me is sucking on Jolly Rancher candies, although this might not be great for your teeth it sure…Continue Reading »

Anonymous | Wilmington, Delaware, USA


Do it on a weekday off from work. Don’t have that morning coffee and cigarette. Go to the earliest movie you can find. Buy lots of popcorn and see 2 or 3 movies. By the time you leave the movie…Continue Reading »