Quit Guide: Preparing to Quit
Set a Quit Date
Pick a date within the next 2 weeks to quit. That gives you enough time to get ready. But it's not so long that you will lose your drive to quit.
Think about choosing a special day:
- Your birthday or wedding anniversary
- New Year's Day
- Independence Day
- World No Tobacco Day (May 31)
- The Great American Smokeout (the third Thursday of each November)
If you smoke at work, quit on the weekend or during a day off. That way you'll already be cigarette-free when you return.