What are the best resources to quit smoking?

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    #1Allen Carr's Easyway

    Allen Carr's Easyway
    Allen Carr is a guru when it comes to quitting smoking. His "Easy Way" is one of the most popular quit smoking programs out there.
    Websites

    Varies by programme

    Ralph Allen
    Written on February 18, 2017
    "This method does not focus on the downsides of smoking, I know what those are! Instead they tough me what were the psychological attachments I had to being a smoker. Since 99% of the addiction is Psychological realizing what kept me hooked was of great help. I chose when to smoke my last cigarette, and I haven't smoked ever since. Allen Carr's Easyway changed my life, I am happier and healthier. "
  2. 28

    #2smokefree.gov

    smokefree.gov
    Different people need different resources as they try to quit smoking cigarettes. The information and professional assistance available on smokefree.gov can help to support both your immediate and long-term needs as you become, and remain, a non-smoker.
    Websites

    Free

    Craig Weber
    Written on January 29, 2017
    "I have been struggling with quitting cigarettes for what feels like forever when I found smokefree.gov. They have so many resources that I really felt like there where no more excuses not to quit. It showed me the benefits of quitting, how to manage the cravings, and tips and tricks for success. And the website was simple with graphics to help you stay focused."
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    #3QuitSmoking.com

    QuitSmoking.com
    QuitSmoking.com offers acces to a huge online community and plenty of research all designed to support and assist you in your mission to rid yourself of your deadly habit.
    Websites

    $20

    Tyler Cooper
    Written on February 15, 2017
    "It seems like I've been trying to quit smoking for YEARS now....the longest successful attempt was 2 weeks. I've always seem to get caught back up with life and pick up a smoke. BUT that all changed when I stumbled upon quitsmoking.com.... The best part of this program is the online community and resources. The fact that I could access everything from my phone whenever I was feeling the urge and I was able to connect to other people feeling that same feeling at the same time, is amazing."
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    #4[TIPS] NHS Self Help Tips to Stop Smoking

    [TIPS] NHS Self Help Tips to Stop Smoking

    The British National Health Service made this fact and advice-rich article for people who want to change their lifestyle. The Self Help Tips to Stop Smoking was made to help support the improvement of people who want to quit smoking. 

    Websites

    Free

    José Hurtado
    Written on January 18, 2017
    "I have tried every "quit smoking" method available. I have done the patch, the gum, etc. This time I decided to do some actual research to find every available resource to help me because I desperately want to quit. The tips that I found at NHS Self Help Tips to Stop Smoking have made me realize that what I lacked was a solid foundation. Implementing these tips will give me a much stronger chance to actually quit this time. Thank you!"
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    #5WebMD - Smoking Cessation Videos

    WebMD - Smoking Cessation Videos
    The ubiquitous online GP has plenty of videos that'll help you quit smoking
    Websites

    Free

    Ryan Hopkins
    Written on January 10, 2017
    "WebMD is a great source of information about smoking. It gave me a chance to watch some videos on how and why i should quit the habit. It explained how my life will change after , 1 day, 1 month, etc.."
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    #6LIVESTRONG MyQuit Coach - Dare to Quit Smoking

    LIVESTRONG MyQuit Coach - Dare to Quit Smoking
    Livestrong MyQuit Coach is a virtual coach that allows you to create a personalized plan for quitting. It's approved by doctors and easy to use.
    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Sun Wu
    Written on January 21, 2017
    "I have tried so many ways to quit smoking. Sometimes I manage to go a month or more before going back to smoking. My friend tried the anti-smoking app Livestrong and to her surprise it actually WORKED!! I still, however, was apprehensive about downloading the Livestrong app because I just did not think it would work for me, but my friend insisted that I HAD to try it. I am soooo glad I did. I have not smoked in over TWO months. The Livestrong MyQuit Coach is like having a therapist and supportive friend with me 24-7. This program is self- assessing and backed by physicians. I set my personal goals and and I was able to modify them as I went through the process. When I needed support, I had access to others in my shoes. I cannot cay enough about how much good I have gotten out of the Livestrong app. Anyone- and I mean ANYONE- who thinks they cannot qut smoking must try Livestrong."
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    #7Quitting Smoking Timeline

    Quitting Smoking Timeline
    An amazing video that shows you all of the positive affects that quitting smoking will have on your body and how long each of them takes.
    Videos

    Free

    Edward Freeman
    Written on February 9, 2017
    "I started smoking when I was sixteen years old and have smoked for about ten years after. During a routine checkup my doctor asked me if I have ever watched the Quit Smoking Timeline. Never have hearing of it I watched it when I got home and it changed my outlook on smoking and made me so aware of all of the damage I was doing to my body. Honestly speaking Quitting Smoking Timeline helped me stay smoke free for one year now. "
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    #8Smoking Kills: The Brian Curtis Story

    Smoking Kills: The Brian Curtis Story
    Top Comment on this Youtube video that has been watched over 4 million times: "This video probably helped me save my life. I went from 2 packs a day to not smoking at all in a day and smoke free for the rest of my life."
    Videos

    Free

    Brian Shaw
    Written on February 8, 2017
    "I found the story to be quite sad. I'm not sure how much fear works with combating addictions though. I think this might be a better preventive tool. I would have liked to see a testimonial from Brian himself but i realize he had died before this youtube video was created. "
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    #9Get Rich or Die Smoking

    Get Rich or Die Smoking
    A great app for Android that will show you just how much money you spend on smoking and how much you'll save once you've quit.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Joe Burke
    Written on January 18, 2017
    "I really like this app for helping me quit smoking. The best part for me is being able to connect with a whole community of people to help me in the journey. Plus, it's fun to be able to see exactly how much money I saved!"
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    #10Quit Pro

    Quit Pro
    Quit Pro is a brand new approach to help you quit smoking. Quit Pro helps you monitor your progress, understand when, why and where you smoke, as well as read motivation quotes to help you quit smoking.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Amit Mittal
    Written on January 2, 2017
    "Quit Pro helped change my life. This app actually made quitting less miserable. I think it's because it works with my brain's reward system. I'd recommend it to anyone who's trying to quit the nasty habit of smoking. "
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    #11Allen Carr's Easy Way to Stop Smoking

    Allen Carr's Easy Way to Stop Smoking
    This classic guide to the world's most successful stop smoking method is all you need to give up smoking.
    Books

    Check price

    Liu Hou
    Written on January 11, 2017
    "I learned a lot about how the human body works and how you can overcome just about anything with the right mind frame. The knowledge i gained can be passed down to my children so when they are older and face similar situations they will know how to overcome them."
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    #12Quit Smoking advice by Allen Car

    Quit Smoking advice by Allen Car
    Quit Smoking guru Allen Carr talks about how smokers can quit right now.
    Videos

    Free

    Lawrence Palmer
    Written on February 11, 2017
    "This advice was a god-send. I couldn't really vibe with the advice until Car said "the only reason smokers smoke is to experience what non-smokers experience all the time". I just didn't feel a need to smoke after he said that; like, there was just nothing left. "
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    #13Reader's Digest: The 23 Best Ways to Quit Smoking

    Reader's Digest: The 23 Best Ways to Quit Smoking
    Reader's Digest offers some excellent tips for quitting smoking
    Articles

    Free

    Ryan Ramirez
    Written on January 28, 2017
    "I read through this and I have to say that while it has some decent ways to distract yourself if you've already committed yourself to a way to quit smoking then it does a good job. However if you're looking for a full on program guide to quitting this will fall short of the mark in my experience."
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    #14The Smoke Stops Here

    The Smoke Stops Here
    The Smoke Stops Here is a blend of fictional vignettes and facts that delivers a powerful, poignant and extraordinary look at nicotine addiction.
    Books

    Check price

    David Moreno
    Written on January 14, 2017
    "The Smoke Stops Here was a wonderful resource during my attempt to stop smoking. It gave real insight to the feelings I was having and yet made me laugh at some of the ridiculous things that go along with being a smoker. This is a handy tool to have around while trying to break the addiction to nicotine."
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    #15Freedom from Smoking Online

    Freedom from Smoking Online
    Freedom From Smoking Online an adaptation of the American Lung Association's gold standard, group clinic that has helped thousands of smokers to quit for good.
    Course

    Free

    Ralph Soto
    Written on January 13, 2017
    "Freedom from Smoking offered me an amazing community to communicate with in helping me quit smoking. Aside from the help from the community it also has a variety of sources to reaffirm my choice of quitting."
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    #16Large Glass Jar

    Large Glass Jar
    If instead of buying a pack of cigarettes you put the money in this jar you'll be able to visualize the financial benefits of quitting.
    Other

    Check price

    Richard Sanchez
    Written on February 5, 2017
    "Believe it or not this Large Glass Jar has helped me quit smoking, you see I keep very good herbs in it that I use to make some of the healthiest energy giving tea there is. I love it dare I say more than I did smoking. The fact that instead of going out for a smoke every morning when I get up I can enjoy a cup of freshly made hot tea is more satisfying to me."
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    #17Quit Smoking Online

    Quit Smoking Online
    A free online course that has helped over 100,000 smokers since 1996
    Course

    Free

    Kenneth Clark
    Written on January 24, 2017
    "I did not find this resource very helpful for quiting smoking. It seemed as if it were just a bunch of nonsensical jibberish. The resource was poorly written and I was not able to gain any meaningful solutions to my smoking addiction."
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    #18Quit: Read This Book and Stop Smoking

    Quit: Read This Book and Stop Smoking
    The classic anti-smoking bestseller, revised and updated for the 21st century.
    Books

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    Jordan Oliver
    Written on February 17, 2017
    "After hearing of the success of a friend, I picked up this book to end my smoking habit. It's been about two weeks since I have read the book and I am now smoke free! While there is some dedication to this method, it certainly has it successes. Nothing is perfect, and I'm taking it one step at a time - but so far this book is a great friend to have when stopping smoking! "
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    #19Craving to Quit

    Craving to Quit
    Official description: Craving to Quit is a 21-day program based on a successful smoking cessation program developed and tested at Yale University.
    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Brandon Hudson
    Written on March 10, 2017
    "I was searching for information for trade show display vendors. Absolute Exhibits presented me several options for rental and purchasing a trade show display. This is a one stop solution for your trade show display needs. I was impressed with the different selection available to me and was able to find an appropriate solution which fit my needs. I also like the fact that they offer a service to set up the vendor for me. "
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    #20[TUTORIAL] How To Stop Smoking

    [TUTORIAL] How To Stop Smoking
    Stop smoking with this essential quit smoking tips step-by-step tutorial.
    Course

    $10.7

    Christian Hoffman
    Written on March 24, 2017
    "Great course, very informative and helpful. I have tried many times in the past to quit, but I feel better after this course than I ever have before. I know I can make it stick this time. Highly recommend very good for the money."
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    #21Retail Therapy

    Retail Therapy
    Make yourself feel better by treating yourself to something you want but don't really need. It'll probably be cheaper than a pack of cigarettes.
    Websites

    Check price

    Brandon Mills
    Written on September 21, 2017
    "I have been trying to quit smoking for I don't know how many years. I have been smoking since I was 15 and am now 42. I try every method I come across and retail therapy was yet another method so I figured why not. Nope. Just another way to lose your money to some scam artists claiming to want to help you. "
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    #22Kwit

    Kwit

    Kwit uses gamification systems to help you quit smoking. If you are a gamer or like to play, perhaps this is the app you need.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Lawrence Johnson
    Written on February 14, 2017
    "Ok, so I'd been trying to quit smoking on my own for a good six months now. I ALWAYS ended up sneaking "just one more" cigarette while out with my friends. But with Kwit, I feel like I'll be able to do it for real this time. It *could* be easy to ignore my phone, but really, I think it's more like that extra push I need. Love it!"
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    #23Butt Out

    Butt Out

    Butt Out is a smart app that allows you to quit smoke easily! This tool provides you with motivational photos and quotes that remind you the reason why you should quit smoking.


    Apps

    iOS, Android

    $6.99

    Scott Warren
    Written on December 13, 2017
    "this app helps keep you on track to stop smoking. use this to make your journey easier."
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    #24Stop Smoking with Allen Carr

    Stop Smoking with Allen Carr
    With this useful app, you can get a revolutionary method to stop smoking. It is a helpful tool for those who want to leave quickly this habit.


    Apps

    iOS, Android

    $6.99

    Grace Diaz
    Written on December 10, 2017
    "I am looking for resources to help me quit smoking, and this is a decent one to add to the repertoire. This is a topical result, and it is just what I was looking for."
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    #25Nicorette

    Nicorette

    Nicorette is a helpful method to quit smoking. In its website, you will find its product catalog, as well as challenges, tips and ways to find support if you are trying to stop smoking.

    Other

    Sam Ficek
    Written on March 20, 2018
    "Lot's of useful information about the various methods to stop smoking"
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    #26Addiction Resource

    Addiction Resource

    Addiction Resource is a free platform that offers help and assistance to people struggling with their alcohol and drug abuse. The site provides different treatment and rehabilitation guides focused on beating addiction.

    Websites

    Free

    Thanush Poulsen
    Written on August 8, 2018
    "AddictionResource is a great service for people who strive to quit smoking tobacco, marijuana, or other weeds. There are numerous tips and guides for different target groups, including teens, people with disabilities, seniors, those who experience emotional stress (LGBTQ+, veterans, pregnant women, etc.). In addition, there are many state contracts for the clinics and support groups which can help."
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    #27VapingDaily

    VapingDaily

    VapingDaily is a website that provides reliable information on e-cigarettes, various types of vaporizers, e-liquids, and more. It also provides vaping and quit smoking guides.

    Websites

    Free

    Linda Hill
    Written on August 8, 2018
    "VapingDaily is a quitting smoking community. Currently, it gives unbiased reviews on nicotine-free e-cigarettes and vapes as quitting smoking alternative. VapingDaily also has the largest Facebook quitting smoking community where people share their experiences on giving up smoking. You can check it here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/quitsmokingcommunity/?source_id=1160603110617826."
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    #28Quitcy

    Quitcy

    Quitcy - Stop Smoking Easily is a self-help application developed by Nicolae Sestacov for iOS devices. The app helps smokers quit their smoking addiction by showing progress, articles, health statistics, health benefits, and savings

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    alice wang
    Written on April 22, 2019
    "I am impressed how effective and yet simple this quit smoking app is! Quitcy will guide you with small daily tasks that will help you create new habits and forget about the old ones. You can easily track your health improvements and money savings since quitting smoking."

Summary

Best What are the best resources to quit smoking
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Allen Carr's EasywayWebsites 31 Paid
2smokefree.govWebsites 28 Free
3QuitSmoking.comWebsites 27 Paid
4[TIPS] NHS Self Help Tips to Stop SmokingWebsites 26 Free
5WebMD - Smoking Cessation VideosWebsites 25 Free
6LIVESTRONG MyQuit Coach - Dare to Quit SmokingApps 24 Free
7Quitting Smoking TimelineVideos 23 Free
8Smoking Kills: The Brian Curtis StoryVideos 22 Free
9Get Rich or Die SmokingApps 21 Free
10Quit ProApps 20 Free
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