Readiness quiz

1. Do you intend to quit tobacco in the near future or are you trying to quit now?

It sounds like you are either ready to quit or recently quit. Either way, congratulations! Now is the perfect time to explore our FREE SERVICES. When you enroll, we will support you every step of the way.

It sounds like you are interested in quitting, but not quite ready to start. That’s okay. The fact that you’re here means you’re heading in the right direction. While you’re here, check out our THINKING ABOUT QUITTING page to learn more about benefits of being tobacco free.

2. Have you tried to quit tobacco in the past?

Most tobacco users try several times before they quit for good. Each time you try, you increase your chances of success. Our expert Quit Coaches will help you learn from your past attempts and make a plan that is tailored just for you.

Quitting can be hard for some people, but with our expert help, it can be easier. Our Quit Coaches have helped thousands of people quit, and will help you make a Quit Plan that is tailored just for you.

3. Do you think tobacco is harming your health?

You understand that tobacco is hurting your health. That is important. Quitting tobacco is the single best thing you can do to protect and improve your health. Your chances of having a heart attack or stroke get lower soon after you quit. Breathing and being active will be easier too.

The single best thing you can do to protect and improve your health is to quit tobacco. Maybe you're lucky and you haven't encountered health problems yet. Or maybe you have some health issues you're not aware of. As a tobacco user you have a much higher risk of having a heart attack, stroke or lung disease. The good news is that your body will start healing as soon as you quit. Breathing and being active will also be easier. People who quit tobacco live longer and have fewer health problems than tobacco users

4. Do you have family or friends who will support you in your effort to quit?

When family and friends have your back, you are more likely to succeed than someone who lacks support. When you sign up for one of our FREE SERVICES, your Quit Coach will help you figure out ways to get help and support from people that care about you.

No support? No problem! Our team of expert Quit Coaches will be available to support you 24/7. Your Quit Coach will be there to talk to you through cravings and give you great tips on dealing with urges. You'll also have access to discussion forums through Web Coach, where you can share your feelings with others who are quitting or have already quit.

5. Do you find it hard to stay on track when you are attempting to quit tobacco?

This is perfectly normal for most people. Your Quit Coach will help you develop a Quit Plan designed just for you. With our FREE SERVICES, you have access to expert help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Since you find it easy to stay on track when you quit, you are very likely to find success using our program. If you do run into trouble, we’ll be here for you with expert help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

6. Are you worried about weight gain if you quit smoking?

Many smokers who are thinking about quitting also worry about gaining weight. This makes sense since most smokers who quit do gain a tad bit of weight. Your Quit Coach can help you make healthy food choices and give you tips on how to be more active. Don’t let fear of weight gain keep you from making the healthiest decision of your life.

It's good that you're not worried about weight gain. Some people gain no weight when they quit. If it turns out being harder than you thought, your Quit Coach can help you make healthy food choices and give you tips on how to be more active.

7. Are you worried about how you will deal with stress if you quit?

Stress is something that many tobacco users struggle with when trying to quit. Tobacco users often think that tobacco helps them manage their stress. Since tobacco increases your heart rate and blood pressure, there are better ways to manage stress. We can teach you some healthy ways to cope.

Good for you! A stress-free mentality will be very beneficial to quitting successfully.

8. Are you confident that you can quit for good?

Great! With the added help of our FREE SERVICES, you can make this quit attempt your last. Be sure to tell your Quit Coach if there are any aspects of the process that you're worried about. Your Quit Coach will help you find the answers.

It sounds like you have doubts. This is true for many tobacco users, so you are not alone. Quitting tobacco can be hard, but we can make it easier. With our FREE SERVICES, we can help you figure out why you lack confidence. We'll help you put together a plan to address your unique needs.

9. Do you feel you are motivated to quit tobacco?

It sounds like quitting is something you really want to do. We can help you take this strong desire and turn it into a solid plan to quit.

Hey, you're not super-motivated. That’s okay. At least you're here considering your options. Our Quit Coaches are trained to help tobacco users just like you increase their desire to quit.

10. Do you have other tobacco users around you at home or at work?

Being around other tobacco users can be a temptation for some people. First, ask your friends and co-workers if they would be willing to not smoke or dip around you. If you let them know quitting is really important to you, most tobacco users will be willing to help. If these tobacco users are not willing, then it is up to you to steer clear from them while they smoke or dip.

With no other tobacco users around you, you have an excellent chance of quitting successfully. Studies show that those who do not have other tobacco users around them at home or at work do much better when trying to quit.

11. Do you believe that secondhand smoke can harm your family and friends?

Secondhand smoke causes many health problems in non-smoking adults, including heart attacks and breathing problems. In children, it causes lung and ear infections. When you quit smoking you are showing your friends and family that you care not only about your health, but theirs too!

Secondhand smoke causes many health problems in non-smoking adults, including heart attacks and breathing problems. In children, it causes lung and ear infections. When you quit smoking you are showing your friends and family that you care not only about your health, but theirs too!

All done!

Hopefully this helped you get a sense of where you are in your journey toward becoming tobacco free. Explore our FREE SERVICES or call 1-800-QUIT NOW to learn more.