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January: New Year Resolution

Quitting Smoking Starts Your Year Off Right

Be smokefree in 2016

Many people make New Year’s Resolutions on January 1, and often these resolutions include living a healthier life. Quitting smoking is one of the best lifestyle changes a person can make to improve health. New Year’s Day is the perfect time to make a commitment to quit smoking.

Resources for Tobacco Prevention and Control

The following tools can help you be smokefree in 2016.

  • Feature Article
    Make 2016 Your Year to Quit
    This article gives you links to many tools to help you quit smoking, as well as valuable information on steps to improve your chances of success. It also links you to personal stories from former smokers who are participating in CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign. One video, “Tiffany's Decision,” features a woman who talks about the events in her life that influenced her decision to quit. Another video, "Smoking and Diabetes," features Bill, who cautions smokers to make a list of what they're willing to lose if they choose to continue smoking.
  • Quit Plan
    The National Cancer Institute’s smokefree.gov Web site offers free advice on making a quit plan that can help you quit smoking and stay smokefree for life.

The following guide explains how smoking harms your health and causes specific diseases. It also includes helpful information about the benefits of quitting.

Support to Quit

The following resources are available free of charge to help you quit smoking for good.

  • 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669), or 1-855-DÉJELO-YA (1-855-335-3569) for Spanish speakers
    Get free support and advice from experienced counselors, a personalized quit plan, self-help materials, the latest information about medications to help manage cravings and reduce the urge to smoke, and much more by calling this toll-free number.
  • Tips From Former Smokers
    This national tobacco education campaign from CDC features real stories from real former smokers who tell their stories of living with disease and disability caused by smoking and offer tips for people trying to quit.
  • smokefree.gov
    This Web site from the National Cancer Institute is full of great advice on quitting smoking and resources you can use to stay smokefree in 2016.
  • SmokefreeWomen
    This Web site from the National Cancer Institute has advice for women who want to quit smoking and resources you can use to stay smokefree in 2016.
  • espanol.smokefree.gov
    This Web site for Spanish speakers from the National Cancer Institute is full of great advice on quitting smoking and resources you can use to stay smokefree in 2016.
  • SfT (SmokefreeTeen)
    This site from the National Cancer Institute is devoted to helping teens quit smoking.

 


Campaigns and Multimedia

  • You Can Quit. Learn more…
  • Ready to quit smoking? Make sure you have what it takes.
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