January: New Year Resolution
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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.
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.
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.
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.
- Page last reviewed: December 28, 2015
- Page last updated: December 28, 2015
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