I want to QUIT

You may be thinking about quitting, and you may have tried before - in fact most smokers make a few attempts before they QUIT for good.

You may even be a little worried that even though you want to, you can't do it. Well, you CAN QUIT, and you don't have to try alone.

There's loads of info on the site if you want to go it alone or you can dive in and start your quit plan now or else contact the Quit team on 1800 201 203.

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Reasons to quit

Everyone has their own reason for wanting to quit. It could be health, family, fitness, saving money, but whatever your reasons are, the benefits will always be amazing. As soon as you stop, your body will start to recover and heal, and you'll notice the difference.

The cost of smoking

If you're a smoker, you don't need us to tell you how expensive the habit is. But have you ever worked out exactly how much you spend a year or thought about what you could do with the money instead? To see what you could save, have a look at our Cost Calculator and start planning how you are going to reward yourself.

It didn't work last time

While some people manage to quit first time, others take a few attempts before they quit for good. We have found that every time you try to quit, the chances of succeeding increase - so if you've tried before, why not try again and make sure you have all the support and resources you need to make this time, the last time.

Get the right support

Here at QUIT, we have found that getting the right help and support will double your chances of success. The QUIT team are standing by to help you and are available by phone, Facebook, LIVE chat or Freetext.

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You can also sign up for daily email or SMS support to help keep you on track once you have set up your Quit Plan

Getting by with a little help from your friends is also really important. Supportive friends, family and work colleagues could make all the difference to you on your quit journey.

Understand your smoking habit:

How are going to beat it?

By understanding your smoking habit, you can start to figure out how you are going to succeed in your aim to beat it.

There are physical aspects to the addiction - namely the nicotine in tobacco - which you can tackle by using nicotine replacement therapy or other treatments.

There are also the psychological aspects that play a big part in your addiction. Particular times, places, people and other factors that make you smoke need to be addressed. Maybe you've never thought about these before and if so. the Quit Plan is a great away to start understanding your smoking habit and get some ideas on how you can beat it forever

Set a quit date

The date you decide to quit is up to you; lots of people choose a Monday, the start of the year, or a special date for them. But that doesn’t mean you should quit this Monday - it might not be the best decision if you know you have something stressful coming up, or maybe you have a big night out on Saturday.

Setting a quit date is all about giving yourself the best possible chance to succeed. So we recommend allowing enough time to fully prepare for the changes ahead.

Stay quit

Sounds easy, doesn’t it? Well every smoker is different, and while some might find it harder than others, it’s important to remember that next to no-one regrets quitting.

We’ve found the best way is to avoid even the ‘occasional puff’. Remember, almost everyone experiences some withdrawal symptoms, but this is a sign that your body is recovering from the harm that smoking has done, and these symptoms won’t last forever.

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Our Facebook community know what it’s all about. You’ll find lots of people who have successfully quit and are more than happy to share their hints and tips.