Tips to Help You Quit Smoking

Tips to Help You Quit Smoking

Looking for tips to help you quit smoking? Having a plan and getting support can make it easier to quit tobacco. Below you will find resources to support you and tips that are proven to increase your chances of quitting.

Remember your body begins to heal itself immediately after you quit smoking. Smokers can and do quit smoking. In fact, today, there are more former smokers than current smokers in Florida.

It’s important to remember that quitting is different for everyone, so if you’re not sure what will work for you, we suggest trying a variety of different options, including our free tools and services. If you slip or relapse, don’t get discouraged. You’re not alone. About half of quit attempts fail within the first week and most slips or relapses occur within the first three months after quitting.


Make a plan and set a quit date. This will help keep you prepared, focused, and motivated to quit.

Tell your family and friends when your quit date is and ask them for support.

Have sugar-free gum or mints available for when cravings kick in.

At first, avoid coffee, soda, and alcohol.

Keep healthy snacks handy, like carrots, celery, or fruit.

Exercise, whether it’s at a gym, with friends, or on your own. Something as simple and easy like walking can help.

Clean anything that might smell like cigarette smoke – clothes, car, carpets, sheets, etc.

Keep your hands and mouth busy. Try using cinnamon sticks, toothpicks, or straws.

We know quitting tobacco is hard and, for many people, it requires several attempts to quit smoking for good.  The road ahead may seem impossible, but remember that many others have been where you are today and have succeeded.

Looking for more information on quitting? Check out cravings and triggers or nicotine replacement therapy.