The American Cancer Society offers these tips to people who want quit smoking.
Don't keep your intention to quit a secret. Family and friends can offer much-needed support.Clear the places where you usually smoke of anything that would remind you of cigarettes. Ask other smokers not to smoke around you and clean your house and car to remove the smell of cigarettes.Avoid bars and other places where smokers gather.Calm jitters with long strolls and deep breaths of fresh air. Find things to keep your hands busy.When the urge to smoke strikes, do something else. Keep oral substitutes like carrots, apples, raisins or gum handy. Never allow yourself to think "just one won't hurt."