How to Quit Smoking: The 5 Best Tips for 2023 New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year 2023People are making their New Year’s Resolutions and, if yours is to quit smoking or vaping, here are the 5 best tips in 2023.

  1. Get FREE Coaching and Medication
    • The Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line can help you develop a plan that’s right for you.
    • They’ll send you a free two-week supply of the nicotine gum, patch or lozenge.
    • It’s confidential. It’s non-judgmental. It’s available 24/7:
    • Text READY to 200-400
    • Call 800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669)
    • Click here to chat with a quit coach
  1. Hang Out with People Who Don’t Smoke or Vape
    • Ask those around you for support.
  1. Avoid Alcohol
    • Alcohol can trigger your urge to smoke or vape.
    • Alcohol reduces your resolve.
    • Alcohol may have been your old New Year’s routine, but this is the new you.
    • Drink water. It will get you through urges.
  1. Replace Tobacco with Healthier Options
    • Schedule something fun for New Year’s.
    • Keep your hands and mouth busy. Try carrots, straws, pretzel sticks, or gum.
    • Take deep breaths. You’d do so while smoking; now take healthy breaths without the negativity.
  1. Change Your Routine
    • Toss all vapes, smokes, lighters, ash trays, containers, etc.
    • Schedule walks with a friend.
    • Reduce stress—take a warm bath, get more sleep.
    • Take deep breaths. Remind yourself cravings will soon pass.
    • Remind yourself why you are quitting.
    • Plan a trip with the money you’ll save by not smoking or vaping.

“New Year’s is a fantastic time to quit smoking or vaping,” said Dr. Michael Fiore, director of the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention. “It’s hard but you can do it. More people have quit than currently smoke.

“Reach out to the Quit Line at 800-QUIT-NOW. They are ready to help 24/7. This is your chance for a new you in 2023. We’d hate for you to miss out.”