You Can Quit Smoking, Yes You Can!

by Dr Antonio Howell, MD

in quit smoking

Dr. Howell

10 Motivational Quotes to Inspire You

Tired of being a slave to cigarette? Tired of having to inhale toxic fumes? Tired of experiencing breathing problems, high stress levels, and raised blood pressure? Tired of smelling stinky? Tired of being bothered by fine lines, yellowish teeth and dry skin? Tired of worrying about your health in the future? Tired of spending too much on medications to counter the debilitating effects of smoking to your health? Then it’s time to quit smoking now.

The secret of getting ahead is getting started – Mark Twain

There is no perfect time to quit smoking than today. Don’t do it next month, before Christmas or next year. If you do it now, smoking will not be a problem of yours in the coming years. Don’t prolong the agony. You can if you will.

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed – Theodore Roosevelt

Relapse is normal. Majority of smokers who try to quit undergo a relapse. Not trying is the surest way to achieve nothing at all. So don’t be discouraged by the fact that you might slip and fail. You’ll never know unless you try.

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice – Wayne Dyer

No one can help you quit smoking but yourself. Doctors are there only to guide you and give you the information you need. Your success depends on your will and what you do to achieve your goal. Never let the tobacco companies make choices for you. They don’t care about you. They only want your money.

It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.

What’s holding you back from quitting smoking forever? Take time to examine yourself – what is it that you like the most about smoking? Can you find a healthier alternative? Many people have successfully quit smoking. You too can.

You must be the change you wish to see in the world – Mahatma Ghandi


All your dreams remain as they are without action. You can wish all the time that you can let go of smoking but unless you do something about it, it’s going to be useless.

Victory belongs to the most perseveringNapoleon Bonaparte

Quitting smoking is not an easy process. You are likely to experience the debilitating symptoms of withdrawal. Furthermore, quitting smoking doesn’t end with the last cigarette. The real challenge is staying cigarette free for the days, months and years to come.

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult – Seneca

If others can, why can’t you? The discouragement and difficulty are all in your mind. You can think of smoking cessation as a problem, a challenge, or a major transformation. It all depends on you.

What you are is what you have been, and what you will be is what you do now – Buddha

Your choice today plays a significant role in your future. Make sure to choose what is right.



Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Your desire is not enough to succeed in your quest to quit smoking. You need to act on it. To make things easier, you want to begin with changing habits. Create positive changes in your lifestyle. You will realize that it’s easier to quit once you’ve become more health conscious.

The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed – Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Your friends might laugh at you and say you can’t quit. When the going gets tough, you just have to believe in yourself. Everything else follows.


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