Heart-Healthy Lifestyle Changes - Quit Smoking - Quit Smoking

If you smoke, quit. Smoking can raise your risk of heart disease and heart attack and worsen other heart disease risk factors. Talk with your doctor about programs and products that can help you quit smoking. Also, try to avoid secondhand smoke. Learn more in our video.

This video shows small steps to take to help you quit smoking. Set a quit date, get support from family and friends, and stay busy and active. Avoid things like caffeine that trigger cravings, enjoy healthy meals and snacks, and track your progress.

If you have trouble quitting smoking on your own, consider joining a support group. Many hospitals, workplaces, and community groups offer classes to help people quit smoking.

Learn more about quitting smoking in our Smoking and Your Heart Health Topic and visit Your Guide to a Healthy Heart. For free help and support to quit smoking, you can call the National Cancer Institute’s Smoking Quitline at 1-877-44U-QUIT (1-877-448-7848).

Talk to your doctor if you vape. There is scientific evidence that nicotine and flavorings found in vaping products can damage your heart and lungs.