How to stop smoking

Am I ready to quit smoking?

If you're thinking about quitting smoking, it's important that you feel ready to make the change.

Answer these questions to see if you're ready:

  • Stop smokingI smoke now because...
  • I want to quit because...
  • I spend £---- a week on cigarettes
  • This is £---- a year
  • If I quit I could use this money on...
  • How I will feel when I stop...
  • Am I ready to quit? yes/no

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You could keep it somewhere you can see it, such as on your fridge, to keep you motivated.

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Last medically reviewed: February 2016. Due for review: February 2019

This information uses the best available medical evidence and was produced with the support of people living with lung conditions. Find out how we produce our information. If you’d like to see our references get in touch.