Dr. Michael Rabinoff, an expert in smoking cessation, provides the following list of tips to make it easier for people to successfully quit for good.

  1. Have a big enough reason why you want to quit.
  2. Throw away all cigarettes and related items.
  3. Set a quit date.
  4. Change your identity and self-image to "I am a non-smoker."
  5. Share your goal with friends and family.
  6. Avoid all personal triggers, and learn new replacement behaviors.
  7. Set a no-smoking policy in your home or car.
  8. Get support (counseling, hotlines, etc.).
  9. Use scientifically proven methods.
  10. Combine methods and "Commit To Quit."