Quit smoking: Why you need a plan

Creating a quit-smoking plan improves your chance of quitting for good. A quit-smoking plan helps you cope with the challenges that arise when you stop smoking, such as nicotine withdrawal and strong urges to smoke. So although going cold turkey on the spur of the moment may work for some people, you increase your chances of staying quit when you create a quit-smoking plan first.

Last Updated Apr 19, 2017


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