If you’re like most smokers, you want to quit. But it’s hard, right? Nicotine is incredibly addictive, and many people who’ve quit tobacco say it’s the hardest thing they’ve ever done. Most, however, will likely say it’s the most important thing they’ve ever done.
It might give you hope and encouragement to know that most people try several times before they quit for good. So remember that every time you try to quit, you’re closer to succeeding.
Today more tools and programs are available than ever before to help you quit, so you don’t have to go through this alone. Talk to your doctor about a referral to a tobacco treatment program, and ask for help and support from your family and friends. You can never have too many people on your side.
It won’t be easy, but you can do it. Millions of people have quit tobacco, and you can too. It’s never too late to quit!
When you quit smoking, you will:
Sandra Forester works in the Communications and Marketing department at St. Luke's.