Concerns About Quitting

Concerns About Quitting

Quitting smoking can be a major life change. It’s only natural to have concerns about the process of quitting and some of the challenges you may face. First know that, while quitting is difficult, you’ve overcome greater obstacles in your life and, with a little bit of determination, there is nothing involved in the quitting process that can keep you from your goal. Sometimes the thought of gaining a few pounds, coping with stress or withdrawal symptoms is enough to keep a person from trying to quit. But these issues, while they may be realities of quitting, are only temporary and will go away over time as your body adjusts to being smoke-free. Remember, you are in control. In this section, learn more about how you can deal with weight gain, stress, and nicotine withdrawal.

Smoking Fact

Cigarette smoking is currently at a lower rate than at any point since the start of World War II. However, an estimated 25 percent of men and 20 percent of women still smoke cigarettes.