Reasons to Quit
There are many benefits to quitting—health, family, time, money, and personal satisfaction. What motivates you to want to quit? Write down your reasons and keep them posted somewhere prominent in your home or where you work. If you feel discouraged, come back to these reasons to help you stay motivated or get back on track.
- I want to be proud of myself.
- I want to feel more in control of my life.
- I want to feel healthier.
- I want to have more energy and better focus.
- I want my sense of smell and taste back.
- I want whiter teeth and fresher breath.
- I want to cough less and breathe better.
- I want to lower my risk for cancer, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
- I want make my partner, friends, family, kids, grandchildren, and co-workers proud of me.
- I want to be a better role model for others.
- I no longer want to expose others to my secondhand smoke.
- I want to have a healthier baby.
- I want to have more money to spend on the things I really want.
- I don’t want to have to worry: “When will I get to smoke next?” or “What do I do when I’m in a smoke-free place?”