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Some unsuccessful attempts to quit smoking result from picking a bad
time. If your life is hectic, you may feel there will never be a good time to
quit. In that case, pick a time to quit, and do what you can to make your life
less stressful or busy than it usually is. Be aware that if you wait for a
"perfect" time to quit, you may end up putting off the decision for
If you are thinking of quitting today, while you are motivated, that may be best.
Anytime that you can focus your energy and attention on your goal of
quitting smoking is a good time to quit. Also, certain days may be good
choices for your first smoke-free day. Consider quitting:
Bad times to quit include:
Current as of:
August 15, 2013
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & John Hughes, MD - Psychiatry
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