Quit Smoking for Life
Backed by the American Cancer Society

Quit Smoking for Life

A Simple, Proven 5-Step Plan

Fact: 69 percent of smokers want to quit. Fact: For smokers who go it alone — without preparation, support, or medication — the success rate for quitting is just 4 to 7 percent. Fact: Almost all smokers take the wrong approach to quitting.


Quit Smoking for Life offers a better way. You won’t find lectures or gimmicks. You’ll find something much more real: a proven, five-step plan that’s been tested for 25 years.

Set a quit date
Choose a medication
Conquer your urges
Control your environment
Get social support

With Quit Smoking for Life, you will map out every aspect of your quit — the date you’ll stop smoking; how you’ll occupy your hands, mouth, and mind; and how you’ll cope with stress, nicotine cravings, and being around smokers.

You’ll discover you really can give up something that gives you pleasure — even if you don’t feel ready. Quit Smoking for Life offers freedom from cigarettes. You’ll breathe easier, live healthier, and treasure the five, 10, even 20 years that have been added back to your life.

"Quit Smoking for Life provides smokers wanting to quit with an uncommon resource—science-based recommendations presented in a personal, accessible way. I recommend it highly."

—Michael C. Fiore, MD, MPH, MBA, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Meet the Authors


Suzanne Schlosberg

A veteran health writer, Suzanne is the author or co-author of a dozen books, including Fitness for Dummies, It’s No Accident, and The Good Neighbor Cookbook. Her articles have appeared in Shape, Health, Ladies’ Home Journal, MORE, Parents, and Parenting, among other media outlets. She lives in Bend, Oregon, with her husband and twin boys.

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The Quit for Life Team

Suzanne collaborated with the 200 highly trained Quit Coaches at Alere Wellbeing, a Seattle-based company that helps smokers in all 50 states quit via the Quit For Life program. Many are former smokers themselves. Every day they offer guidance and compassion to more than 1,000 smokers over the phone.

Take a look inside. Read Chapter 3, Deciding to Quit.

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