Quit Smoking

Think about why you want to quit

When you reach for a cigarette you'll find your list. It will remind you why you want to stop.

Reasons for Quitting

Here are some examples of reasons to quit:

  • I will feel healthier right away.
  • I will have more energy and better focus.
  • My senses of smell and taste will be better.
  • I will have whiter teeth and fresher breath.
  • I will cough less and breathe better.
  • I will be healthier the rest of my life.
  • I will lower my risk for cancer, heart attacks, strokes, early death, cataracts, and skin wrinkling.
  • I will make my partner, friends, family, kids, grandchildren, and co-workers proud of me.
  • I will be proud of myself.
  • I will feel more in control of my life.
  • I will be a better role model for others.
  • I will no longer expose others to my second-hand smoke.
  • I will have a healthier baby. (If you or your partner is pregnant)
  • I will have more money to spend.
  • I won't have to worry: "When will I get to smoke next?" or "What do I do when I'm in a smokefree place?"

To read more about this topic, from this and related documents, please see SmokeFree.gov, a web site from the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute. You might also be interested in our pages on Smoking and Secondhand Smoke.

 

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