How to prevent a relapse after quitting smoking?

There are common relapse triggers such as: stress, depression, socializing with other smokers, and drinking alcohol. Be aware of these triggers and seek help or guidance if tempted to relapse. Also have an accountability partner to help you stay smoke free.

I've smoked for many years. Even though I have damaged my health - why should I quit now?

It's never too late to stop smoking or even cut back. Even if you have smoked for many years, there are important reasons for you to quit smoking starting TODAY! The benefits of quitting asap are immediate, and the longer you remain smoke free, the more the benefits multiply. Quitting cigarettes will improve health, finances, self-esteem and everyday life.

See our Benefits of Quitting Smoking - for more details.

Should I use medication to quit?

For example, Nicotine Replacement Therapy or (NRT) supplies enough nicotine to prevent withdrawal symptoms and prevent relapse BUT DOES NOT PREVENT DANGEROUS SIDE EFFECTS. These nicotine products, which include nicotine gum, nicotine patches, etc are a possible short term quitting method but there are other better and safer methods for quitting smoking long term.

See our Smoking Cessation Comparison Chart - for more details.