Success Tips —Great Ideas from People Who Have Quit

Aleta C. | Unknown


Convince yourself.
What I mean is before you start, convince yourself this will work, that you will be a non-smoker when this process is complete. I smoked for 17 years and tried everything under…Continue Reading »

Linda | Seagoville, Texas, USA


I have smoked for 40 years and in my mind I never thought I could quit. my quit date was not set. in fact I bought a carton of cigarettes the night before. and I smoked as always while on my…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 »

Sherri J. | Spring Hill, FL, USA


Buy a different type kind of cigarette each time you shop.  If it’s not what you are used to, and like, you won’t want it so much.

Suzi Z. | Eldred, IL, USA


Always have a cinnamon stick handy!

Andrea H. | Lincoln, NB, USA


Write a list of the reasons why you want to quit smoking and keep your list with you at all times in case the urge to start up again hits. Read over your list until the urge passes. It really works!

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!

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.

Michelle R. | Middletown, Connecticut, USA


Don’t keep ashtrays where you usually sit, like by the computer or in the living room. Chances are you will at least delay that next cigarette if you have to get up and stop something you are in the…Continue Reading »

James T. | Wisconsin, USA


When I still smoked and I was sitting in the non-smoking section of a restaurant, I would take out a piece of gum and fold the wrapper up into a little doily which took about 7-8 minutes to make. My…Continue Reading »