Make a detailed list of your reasons for wanting to quit (e.g., health benefits, saving money). Keep a diary of when you smoke (or use tobacco) and the triggers that prompt you. Research the available options in your area for information and support about quitting. Set a date for quitting. (On this date, get rid of ashtrays, lighters, tobacco products and anything else you associate with smoking or using tobacco.)
Nicotine, a highly-addictive drug that has powerful effects on the brain and the body, can make it hard to quit.
Women who stop smoking can lower their risk for heart disease, stroke and lung disease.
Beyond your family, friends and health care provider - help to quit smoking is within your reach.