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Myth #4: I’ve tried quitting before and it’s too difficult
By the Quitter's Circle Staff
June 01, 2016

Myth #4: I’ve tried quitting before and it’s too difficult

Most smokers attempt to quit several times before they’re successful. Just as you can’t pick up a musical instrument for the first time and make music or run a marathon without training, quitting smoking takes practice. The “practice” of quitting is learning how to live as a non-smoker. This means developing strategies to cope with specific urges and understanding tobacco addiction­ – the physical, mental and social­­ – in order to create the right quit plan for you. 

However difficult these past quit attempts may have been, here is the silver lining: with more information, tools, and tips, this quit attempt can be different. Quitter’s Circle is founded on this mission ­– our website and app are dedicated to arming you with the know-how and tools to improve your chances of success. We also understand the importance of having the right support to improve your chances of success. To that end, Quitter's Circle provides you a way to connect with healthcare providers for a quit plan and a mobile app to connect you with your friends, family, and daily tips to support your quit.

If you need motivation to get started again, remember the positive benefits of quitting smoking. No matter your age, quitting smoking will improve the length and quality of your life. It’s never too late to start your quit. So don’t dwell on past quit attempts. Rather, focus on the positive, arm yourself with knowledge, and surround yourself with family and friends and seek the support of a healthcare provider to make this a more successful quit.

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See additional quit smoking resources from our partner American Lung Association.