There is not just one way to stop smoking. People want to choose what they think will work for them. Some ways work better than others and not everyone is successful using the same method. If you are thinking about stopping smoking, below are some resources that can help. Generally speaking, the best way to stop smoking, especially if you smoke more than a pack a day, is to use a combination of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) and counseling*. The next best is to use NRT on its own followed by counseling on its own. No matter what you chose to do, don't give up and remember that it can take 7-10 quit attempts before a person stops smoking for good.
*For a limited time, Inland Northwest Health Services Community Wellness will provide free NRT to people who are uninsured or underinsured and attend Quit for Good, their 4 week online smoking cessation class. The classes start at the beginning of each month.
Daniel SPOKANE, WA
8 Years Quit
In the military, Daniel and his brothers-in-arms looked forward to sharing a cigarette together - it was a form of bonding. He encourages you to give it your best shot, you are smart enough and you are worth it.
Sara SPOKANE, WA
5 Years Quit
Sara loved singing. In the long run, smoking became more important to her than singing. Now, Sara is done with smoking and she has her voice back. Sara stopped smoking her way, and you can too.
Jesse SPOKANE, WA
2 Years Quit
Every time Jesse experienced stress, she started smoking again. Jesse tried several times to quit until she found what worked for her. She feels amazing and her mom is proud of her too.
Brent SPOKANE, WA
10 Years Quit
Brent had to choose between buying cigarettes and buying things for his kids. He didn't like that smoking controlled him. Brent took control and quit smoking and says it's the best decision he ever made. Brent stopped smoking his way, and you can too.