Quitting smoking can be a difficult process, but there are a few things that may help make it easier. Here are some things you may need to quit smoking:
A strong motivation to quit smoking.
Support from family and friends.
Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) such as nicotine gum, patches, or lozenges.
Prescription medication such as varenicline or bupropion to help manage cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
A quit plan and schedule to keep yourself accountable.
A distraction plan for when you feel the urge to smoke.
A healthier lifestyle, including exercise, healthy eating habits, and stress-reduction techniques.
Patience and perseverance, as quitting smoking is a process and can take time.