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University Health Service (UHS)
Health Promotion Office

Setting the Date and
Deciding on a Plan

Once a person has decided to quit smoking, it's time to pick the all-important "Quit Date." Make sure that it is pretty soon, preferably within the next month. Choosing a date too far in the future will make it easier to rationalize a way out of it. However, there also needs to be enough time to become prepared. Once prepared, it is then time to come up with a solid plan. Here are some steps to help smokers get prepared for their "Quit Date":

For more information, contact Linda Dudman in the UHS Health Promotion Office at (585) 273-5770 or