Quit smoking


If you're a smoker thinking about quitting, or a concerned family member or friend of a smoker, these tools can help you see the real costs of a tobacco habit.

Get a personalized quit smoking plan

Breathe supports you as you explore why it's hard to quit smoking, and offers tips and advice to help you give up the habit. You'll receive a customized action plan that shows you successful ways to quit.

How much is smoking costing you?

Photo of someone breaking a cigarette in halfHow much money you have spent on cigarettes in the past? How much you will spend on them in the future?

Although you may be surprised at how much you spend on cigarettes over a period of time, smoking costs even more when you consider illnesses caused by smoking. The more cigarettes you smoke and the longer you smoke, the more costs will add up from smoking-related medical problems such as lung cancer, heart disease, or emphysema.

Find out how much smoking is costing you — and how much you can save by quitting.

How does smoking affect your life span?

Based on the number of cigarettes you smoked in the past or how many you will smoke in the future, this tool estimates how many years the damaging effects of smoking may take away from your life.

Find out how much smoking affects your life span.

How does smoking increase your risk of heart attack?

Enter your age and gender, and see how smoking affects your chance of having a heart attack in the next 10 years, assuming your blood pressure and cholesterol are normal.

Keep in mind that smoking also has a negative effect on both cholesterol and blood pressure. So if you smoke and also have other risk factors for heart disease, your risk may be higher than this tool says it is.

How much does smoking increase your heart attack risk?

Are you ready to quit smoking?

Are you preparing to quit, or just thinking about it? Based on your answers to a few basic questions, this tool will identify your readiness for change and help you think about what to do next.

Find out how ready to quit you are.

Reviewed by: Mark Groshek, MD, April 2016

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