Lesson 1 - Why Do You Want to Quit Smoking?

The information in the following lessons will provide you with the education and support needed to quit smoking successfully. You'll learn what to expect as you go through the nicotine withdrawal, gain understanding about healing the mental side of this addiction, and get access to some of the best online cessation support available.


Our Reasons for Quitting
Why do you want to quit smoking? Beyond the obvious reasons of health and money saved, there are a multitude of other reasons for quitting, and they are as varied as we are as people.

 Listing out your reasons in as much detail as possible is a good motivator, and also makes for a great first entry in a quit journal. Today's lesson provides you with reading material on why others have quit smoking, along with tips on creating your list of reasons and starting your quit journal.

Build the foundation for your quit program with knowledge and take things slow. Give yourself the time it takes to heal from nicotine addiction and you will find your freedom, just as surely as others before you have!


Creating Your List of Reasons
Why do you want to quit smoking tobacco? What are your reasons? Making a list of reasons for quitting is the first step toward successful smoking cessation.


Creating a Quit Journal
A quit journal is a powerful tool that can help you reinforce your resolve to stop smoking. Consider making the first entry in your journal a list of the reasons you have to quit smoking. From the largest, most obvious reasons to the smallest, each and every one counts.


5 Key Reasons to Quit Smoking
All smokers harbor the secret hope that they will be spared the disease and death that follows nicotine addiction. We tell ourselves we'll quit in time and somehow dodge the bullet that smoking is. But with four million people dying every year due to tobacco use around the world, the odds aren't in our favor.


Why We Quit Smoking
Making the decision to finally put down our cigarettes and call a halt to smoking is, for most people, the result of something dramatic - either an event or emotional angst. It's the final straw that makes us say "No More." Readers share their reasons for quitting tobacco here.


The Pros and Cons of Smoking
Most, if not all long-term smokers, have a love/hate relationship with cigarettes. From the moment we awake in the morning until we lay our heads down on the pillow at night, cigarettes punctuate each and every activity of our daily lives.


I Quit Smoking Because...
70 out of every 100 people who smoke wish they didn't, yet they go on smoking. Why? Because nicotine is an insidious addiction. In this article, About.com Smoking Cessation forum members share the reasons they finally quit smoking, once and for all.