Reward yourself! Plan small treats that keep you going, like doing something fun.
Tools & Guides
Tobacco use is both a physical and mental addition. While quitting “cold turkey” works for some, others need counseling, nicotine replacement therapy, non-nicotine medications, or just advice on how to live tobacco-free. Use these tools and guides – many of which were written by ex-smokers – to build a quit plan that works for you.
Build a Plan
- The EX Plan. Use this free quit smoking program to re-learn life without cigarettes.
- Smokefree.gov Quit Guide. Go from “thinking about quitting” to staying quit, for good.
- Guide to Quitting Smoking Use these tools developed by the American Cancer Society to figure out what you’re up against, what your options are, and where to go for help.
- Stopping Smoky Thinking. Find tips to think clearer about cigarette urges.
- Mind Games. Learn how to recognize thoughts that interfere with quitting plans.
- Quitting Myths. Think quitting is expensive? Think again.
- “Become an EX” cessation workbook.
- Savings Calculator. See how much money you can save living smoke-free.
- Managing Slip-Ups. If you stumble, it’s not the end of the world. Find the best way to start again.
- Dealing with Weight Gain. Worried that you’ll swap one bad habit for another? Stay in control.
Medications & Alternative Treatments
- Medication Guide. Get a general understanding of medications that can help you quit.
- Alternative Therapies. Quitting is hard. You may need to try one (or more) different methods to quit.
- Clinical Trials. See if you are eligible for any smoking cessation research studies currently being conducted in Missouri.