Considering that you may have smoked cigarettes for many many years the time for you to quit smoking is nothing more than a personal decision that you must make. People can tell you all the reasons for you to stop, but you are the one responsible for making the decision and following through with that decision. This includes doctors, family members, coworkers, and other health care professionals who want nothing more than for you to quit.

No one can make this happen except you and no one can do it for you. So, when is the best time for you to give up those cancer sticks that you have been using for so many years? I'm sure, just like so many others, you have given some serious thought to quitting smoking and just don't know how to do it or feel the times not right.

The absolute best time to stop smoking cigarettes is when it feels right for you. So, if you have made that decision, congratulations. This is probably one of the biggest steps you will ever take. And, you will find that it is one of the most important decisions that you have ever made.

Even though you did not make the decision it fits right up there with you being born. Someone made the decision to have a child and take on the responsibility, and that child was you. Quitting smoking now brings to you great responsibility: to yourself and those around you. Not using tobacco products is all about saving a life—yours and possibly those folks you love that are always around you.

If you have tried to quit in the past you may have run into people who will sugarcoat the process, “let you fail,” pick you up and then continue on as if nothing has happened. Unfortunately, all the while, in the back of their minds, and your, is that you are a failure. This can beat you down to such an extent that you may not try to quit smoking again, ever.

Quitting smoking is likened to a big adventure, just like the ones you used to take as a kid. Lots of dark shadows and things you don't know about or understand. Without a doubt one of the strongest feelings you will experience during this process is fear. You may not be familiar with this, but we all experience fear about something to a certain extent. You are no different.

Quitting smoking will most likely be the hardest thing you will ever do. But, in all truthfulness, quitting is a very simple thing to do. You may have quit many things in your life and thought nothing of them. This is the thing; the most difficult part is after you have had that last cigarette or other tobacco product. When you learn the important areas that you need to know about stopping smoking you can stop safely and effectively, forever.

Regardless of how long you have considered not smoking cigarettes anymore or have thought about it, you have now made that important decision. Many, many people think about stopping for years and years, yet others think about is for a very short time and make the decision to stop quickly. It doesn't really matter, you have made the decision. Now you have to make an extremely firm commitment to follow through.

When you do follow through you are going to experience some physical changes and emotional changes. Most likely you will notice the emotional and psychological changes first. As you continue on with a smoke-free lifestyle you will find that some of these emotions or thoughts will get stronger and some will get weaker. It's all up to you.

Some of these emotions, thoughts, and physical aspects of quitting smoking you may already know about or have heard about from others. Understand: quitting smoking is hard and making the decision to quit is not an easy process. If anyone tells you differently, they have not tried to quit or have not supported anyone who has. You can quit smoking with the right help, the right motivation, and a great support system.

Interestingly enough people of all ages have their own reasons for wanting to quit smoking and/or using other tobacco products. The truth is: these reasons are not sufficient motivation to quit. People who smoke cigarettes will always find a reason to continue to smoke if they want to. So, in the end, you must make up your mind why you want to stop smoking and follow up on it.

In order to make an informed decision about what you want to do, you must have that information available to you. Through my articles I really want you to be able to make that informed decision to quit smoking.

There is a warning about this. You are about to embark on a very stressful-delightful-eventful-happy life of not smoking. Quitting smoking can actually be a lot of fun. Remember, only you can do it for yourself.