Once you’ve made the decision to quit smoking, it is important to make a public commitment.

This lets others around you know that you are going to do it, and helps you to become more determined.

“I think that I finally made the decision that I’m going to quit smoking.”

“That would be great.”

Talk to a friend, family member or coworker about your decision to quit and ask them to support you in your effort.

Next, decide if you want to gradually taper off the amount of cigarettes you smoke, or if you want to quit all at once.

Quitting cold turkey can work for some people; however, many find it too difficult to stick with and have more success tapering off.

Plan whether or not you’ll try to quit on y