Ready to Quit?

Whether it’s your first attempt, or your 21st attempt, it can always be your last attempt.

You can start living a nicotine-free lifestyle by creating your quit plan. You can download the FREE QuitGuide Mobile App for help.

  • write down all the reasons you want to quit
  • set a date
  • tell your friends and family about quitting
  • talk to your healthcare provider about quitting
  • get rid of ashtrays, lighters, tobacco products, etc
  • think about what triggers you to use tobacco products, and find ways to cope with cravings
    • try removing yourself from the environment if possible, perhaps go for a walk
    • drink a glass of water
    • listen to your favorite song
    • try deep breathing exercises or meditation
  • get social support
    • surround yourself with people who support your decision to quit
      • remember that someone can verbally support your decision but their actions may not and it is okay to remove yourself from them temporarily for your healthTobaccoQuitline_Slideshow
  • Call the Tennessee Tobacco Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).
  • Sign-up for SmokefreeTXT online or text START, CRAVE, MOOD, or SLIP to 47848.

what is your story questionWe are always looking for new stories for our Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Blog. You NEVER know when your story could help someone else and encourage them to stop smoking. Send us your contact information below so we can tell YOUR story.

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