Why Quit Smoking?
Print out this page and check off items that are true for you. When you are ready to quit, the checked items can be a reminder of two things:
- What you’ll need to prepare for when you quit.
- Why you wanted to quit in the first place.
Why I want to quit
____ I would save money.
____ I would not smell like a stale cigarette.
____ I would not have to look for a place to smoke all the time.
____ My health would be better.
____ I don't like feeling addicted.
____ My family would stop nagging me to quit.
____ Food would taste better.
____ I would fit in better socially.
____ I would feel better about my future.
____ I would set a good example for my family and friends.
Things I like about smoking
____ It relaxes me.
____ It helps me deal with stress.
____ It gives me something to do.
____ I like how it feels to inhale.
____ It's always there for me.
____ It curbs my appetite.
My worries about quitting
____ How will I fill my free time?
____ How will I relax without a morning smoke?
____ I'm afraid I'll gain too much weight.
____ What will I do when I am driving my car?
____ How will I relax after dinner?
____ How will I cope with my emotions?
____ I am afraid I won't stay quit.
____ I won’t fit in with my family or friends.
____ I'll be lonely.
Things I don't like about smoking
____ The fear of getting cancer
____ The taste in my mouth
____ Frequent colds
____ Difficulty breathing
____ The expense
____ My dependence on it
____ Difficulty quitting