How to Pick the Best Time to Quit Smoking

Find out how to pick the best time to quit smoking from addictions counselor Adam Steiner in this Howcast video.

Transcript

When is the best time to quit smoking? Many people ask me that. In fact, I ask them, 'Are you ready to quit smoking'? And they say, 'Nah, I'm not ready to quit smoking. It's summer. Nah, I'm not ready to quit smoking. It's Christmas. No, I'm not ready to quit smoking. I have a big party to go to this week. Yet I'm interested in quitting smoking.' And I say, 'Well, what's next week, then?' 'Well, next week I have my kid's audition for a play.' 'All right. How about the week after that?' 'Well, no. The week after that I have this big deadline on my job.' So what am I trying to tell you, folks? There's never a good time to quit smoking. There's never a bad time to quit smoking. I have found in many cases that people will think about quitting smoking, find reasons not to quit because of the time of year or whatever it is, and then they don't quit. And then I see them a year later, and they're like, 'Nah. I don't want to quit.' So if you're thinking about quitting smoking, this is the time to quit.

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