The Best Ways to Quit Smoking 

Ryan Kaiser
Updated January 9, 2020 1.1k votes 220 voters 11.3k views 12 items

Kicking the smoking habit may seem almost impossible, making this change in your life can significantly improve your overall health. Staying proactive and making some simple changes in even before you tackle the habit, can help. It’s not impossible to quit smoking but what are the best ways to stop smoking?

People quit smoking every day and many of them have left some practical solutions behind to help others make their journey into living free of addiction. While some people are able to quit “cold turkey” it may not be as easy for others. Look at quitting as a series of steps that you take before you actually quit smoking, during the most intense cravings, and after you’ve already quit.

This list features the most popular, most effective ways to quit smoking. Vote up the best stop smoking strategies below.

The Price Is to Much
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Save Your Pennies
Save Your Pennies is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ways to Quit Smoking
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Start putting all the cash you used to spend on cigarettes into a clear jar. You'll begin to see how quickly it adds up. Begin to save it for something you've always wanted and once you have enough, treat yourself!
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Quit in a Good Mood
Quit in a Good Mood is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ways to Quit Smoking
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Studies show that people who quit smoking while they're in a good mood tend to be more successful at quitting than those who are in a bad mood when they make the decision. Don't quit during a really stressful period as your chances of succeeding aren't as good.
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Toss It Out
Toss It Out is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ways to Quit Smoking
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When your quit date arrives don't just throw out your cigarettes, throw out anything and everything that reminds you of them. This includes matches, lighters, or any related accessories.
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