Smoking cessation: Create a quit-smoking plan

Create a plan to cope with hurdles you may face as you quit smoking.

By Mayo Clinic Staff

If you’re like many smokers and other tobacco users, you know you should quit; you just aren’t sure how to do it. Or you may have tried quitting in the past, but you started smoking again.

Creating a quit-smoking plan may improve your chances of stopping for good. Having a plan helps you set expectations, line up the support you need, prepare for cravings, identify and practice coping skills, and stay motivated.

The following ideas can