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Are You Ready To Quit Smoking?

Updated on March 22, 2010

Smoking is not good for you - research shows.

Smoking tobacco is not good for you - research shows.
Smoking tobacco is not good for you - research shows.

Are you ready to quit smoking?

Are you ready to stop?

Make a list of your personal pros and cons for giving up tobacco. Be honest with yourself about the reasons you smoke or chew tobacco and what your reasons are for stopping. For example:

Pros and cons of quitting smoking

Why do you use tobacco?
Why do you want to stop using tobacco and smoking?
It gives me something to do with my hands
It is affecting my health
It relaxes me
Someone in my family has asthma
All my friends smoke (peer pressure)
It is expensive
I like the way smoke feels and tastes
I am tired of being nagged by my wife and family
It helps me concentrate (really?)
My partner does not like smoking
I like the way it looks (smoke looks cool)
I have to go outside to smoke
I don't like how smoking makes me smell
I get out of breath simply by climbing stairs due to smoking
I don't like being dependent on cigarette and nicotine

Quit Smoking Today

If the tobacco use column is stronger, there are things you can do to stop smoking, but you might want to think a bit more about why you want to quit. Over the next week take some time to think about all the benefits of kicking the habit on a piece of paper or send an email to yourself. Write them in your “reasons to stop” column so you’re in the right frame of mind to take the next step and quit smoking for good.


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    • thevoice profile image

      thevoice 8 years ago from carthage ill

      well read hub Ive smoked forty years thanks

    • Pollyannalana profile image

      Pollyannalana 8 years ago from US

      I quit 8 years ago but good luck, and welcome.