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My Plan to Quit Smoking

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Write down the reasons you want to quit smoking. Here are some examples:

  • To improve my health
  • To protect my family
  • To have more energy
  • To save money

Reasons I want to quit smoking: _________________________________________________________

Write down steps you plan to take to quit smoking. For example, you might:

  • Set a quit date.

    My quit date is: __________________________________________________________________

  • Ask family and friends to help you.

    Names: _______________________________________________________________________

  • Find a local program to help you quit smoking.


  • Make a list of things to do when you get the urge to smoke.


Now is the best time to quit smoking. Don't put it off for later.

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Public Health Service
National Institutes of Health
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
NIH Publication No. 08-6356
June 2008

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