How to Quit
How to quit
1. Get help. Most of us can’t do it alone.
Talk to someone. Family, friends, doctors,
QuitLine coaches – they are all there to help
you… all you have to do is ask.
2. Use medicine.
The patch, gum, and other medicines are
available and can be delivered directly to
3. Help someone else.
Share your stories, share your strategies,
and stand together.
4. If you fall, get back up and keep fighting.
When you’re addicted, it’s hard not to use
tobacco when you are stressed, upset, or just
need to relax. Setbacks happen, don’t let
them stop you from fighting back.
5. If you smoke, don’t switch to chewing.
A can of spit tobacco can be more addictive
than a pack of cigarettes because it contains
more nicotine. One can holds as much
nicotine as 80 cigarettes.
6. If you chew, don’t switch to smoking.
Smoking kills more people than alcohol, car
crashes, AIDS, illegal drugs, murders, and
7. Remember the children.
There is NO safe level of exposure to
secondhand smoke. It causes immediate
harm to nonsmokers including bronchitis,
pneumonia, ear infections, and can trigger
8. Remember your ancestors.
There is nothing traditional or sacred about
using commercial tobacco.
9. Remember who wants to keep
you addicted and why.
The tobacco industry spends about
$23.6 million in South Dakota to market its
deadly products. They aren’t just taking your
money, they are taking your life.
10. Call the QuitLine.
Trained coaches are waiting to help you, and
people who use a “quit coach” are two times
as likely to quit for good.