Thinking About Quitting? 4 Questions to Ask Yourself
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Quitting smoking is a big decision. Here are some questions to ask yourself as you think about whether or not you’re ready to quit smoking:
Not sure you want to quit?
It's okay to have mixed feelings. Many people who quit smoking do. Don't let that stop you. There will be times every day that you don't feel like quitting. Stick with it anyway! We promise that it’s worth it.
Do you know what’s in a cigarette?
Knowing what’s in a cigarette and the effects it has on your body is a great way to take control of your quit attempt.
Why do you want to quit smoking?
Find reasons to quit that are important to you. Write down all the reasons why you want to quit. Think of more than just health reasons. Keep your list where you’ll see if often—like where you keep your cigarettes, in your wallet or purse, in the kitchen, or in the car. It will remind you why you want to stop smoking.
Why is quitting so hard?
Smoking has been a big part of your life. It takes time to break free from nicotine addiction and the patterns of smoking. It may take more than one try to quit for good.
Millions of people have quit smoking for good. You can be one of them! Smokefree Women has information to help you answer these questions and tools to help you to stay smokefree when you’re ready to start your quit journey.