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There are so many reasons to quit smoking—from looking after personal health, being a good role  model, saving more money, and reducing environmental impact. But what are your reasons? This is an important question, as your answer is what will drive you forward and keep you motivated when the times get tough.

One of the keys to successfully quitting is preparation. Smoking cessation programs help smokers understand and cope with experiences while they are trying to quit. These programs teach problem-solving and other coping skills.

Many ex-smokers say quitting was the hardest thing they ever did. Yet millions of people have been able to do it—and you can, too! Here are some available resources:

Resources for Employees with Extended Health Benefits:

Resources for Students:

Keep in mind that quitting smoking is like learning to ride a bicycle. Of course you’ll fall, but it’s more important to get up and back on your bike. That's how we learn, and the same logic applies to quitting smoking. Over time, you’ll find the right balance.