Set a date to quit.
Get all tobacco and vaping products out of your house.
Avoid places where you used to smoke or vape.
Take advantage of approved quit medications such as nicotine patches, gum, and lozenges.
Write down the reasons why you are quitting.
Learn to fight cravings when they strike.
Remember why you’re here. You’re going to be more successful at quitting smoking if you create a plan. Here are some things you can add to your checklist to get started:
Check out 5 reasons why calling a quitline can help you be successful, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Lung cancer screenings can help find cancer before it spreads too far. For those who are at high risk of disease either because they are a current smoker or because of their age and smoking history, a lung cancer screening can help identify and address it early.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends yearly lung cancer screening for people who meet all three of the following criteria:
If you smoke or smoked in the past, take this short quiz to see if you should be screened.
If you are looking for resources to help a youth or young adult quit smoking, visit our youth-based site, VapeFreeCT, for tips, support and more.
Commit to Quit is funded under a CDC National and State Tobacco Control Program grant in combination with the support from the Tobacco and Health Trust Fund through the Ct Department of Public Health. Our goal is to help all people quit to avoid the costly health consequences of using any tobacco product.