As you get ready to change your relationship with nicotine, think about the reasons you want to quit or reduce. Your why is a strong motivator to overcome the addiction.

Want to stay quit long-term? Find your why.

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Your Family

Quitting is beneficial for your own health and the health of your loved ones. Maybe you want to help protect your family from the dangers of second-hand smoke. Or you might want to be a role model for your kids. It takes a lot of strength to quit smoking or vaping, and seeing you quit can set a great example.


Saving Money

Quitting really can lead to a richer life!  Tobacco products are expensive, and saving money can be a great motivator to help you quit or stay tobacco-free. With what you save, you can plan something special to treat yourself when you hit milestones.


Your Friends

When you quit, you will have more energy to do the things you love with friends and family. You’ll also save money that you can spend on fun things with your loved ones!


Your health

Quitting has so many health benefits! When you stop smoking, your chances of getting cancer, heart disease, stroke, and other diseases will go down. Quitting smoking or vaping will make you less vulnerable to catching colds or the flu and will speed up your recovery time. Your sense of smell and taste will improve, you’ll be coughing less, and you’ll have more energy and breathe easier.


Your appearance

Quitting smoking can help you look and feel better. Your skin, nails, and teeth will look and feel healthier, and your clothes and car won’t smell like smoke.



You may want to quit for someone else in your life, whether it’s a family member, partner, or your health care provider. It can be difficult to hear that you should quit smoking or vaping for your health, but try to use it to motivate yourself.



Quitting or reducing nicotine use is a very personal decision- maybe you have a different reason for wanting to quit or stay quit! Do you want to get better at the sport you’re playing or reach a fitness goal? Whatever your reasons, remember you're quitting for you!

Write your reasons!

Download the template to write your reasons to quit or reduce and keep it with you to read them every time you need it!