Set a quit date
Write a “quit date contract” that includes your signature and that of a supportive witness. Here are some incredible ways your body will heal itself after you quit.
Write all your reasons for quitting on an index card
Here are some to get you started: “My daughter, my granddaughter, my husband, my wife…” You get the idea. Keep it near you at all times.
As you’re getting ready to quit, stop buying cartons of cigarettes
Instead, only buy a pack at a time, and only carry two or three with you at a time (try putting them in an Altoids tin). Eventually you’ll find that when you want a smoke, you won’t have any immediately available. That will slowly wean you down to fewer cigarettes. Worried about gaining weight? Here’s how to avoid weight gain when you quit.