It’s hard to quit smoking, but it isn’t impossible. People tend to be most successful at quitting when they do it in stages and have a whole support team to walk with them through the process. A first step that you might take for granted—but absolutely shouldn’t overlook—is knowing why you want to quit. Many people choose to do it to treat a health problem, protect children, or just live more healthily. Think through your reason carefully. It will help motivate you through the process.Then, work on getting rid of all your cigarettes and ashtrays and set a date to quit smoking. Don’t keep anything smoking-related. Tell friends, family, and people you trust when you plan to quit and ask for their support. Medical professionals, including our team at Podiatry Associates, P.C. can help you with quitting products to make the transition smoother, too. Once you’ve quit, avoid “triggers” including drinking alcohol and being around others who are smoking. If you’d like to know more about quitting, or you’d like help to do so, contact our offices in Castle Pines, Parker, or Cherry Creek in Denver through our website. You can also call (303) 805-5156.