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.

  ____  Other_________________________.

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.

  ____  Other_________________________.

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.

  ____  Other_________________________.

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

   ____  Other_________________________.

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