For most people, it takes several tries to overcome tobacco dependence. If you've tried to quit smoking before but took it up again, think about what struggles you faced and why you started again. What helped you stop cravings and what didn't? What made you pick up that first cigarette after you'd quit? If you didn't use stop-smoking products last time, consider them this time. Same goes for counseling. Think what else you can do differently this time to quit smoking for good.

Last Updated: 08-16-2019
ART-20048739
content provided by mayoclinic.com
© 1998-2020 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER). All rights reserved. A single copy of these materials may be reprinted for noncommercial personal use only. "Mayo," "Mayo Clinic," "MayoClinic.com," "Mayo Clinic Health Information," "Reliable information for a healthier life" and the triple-shield Mayo logo are trademarks of Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research.