Deciding to give up smoking and wanting to succeed are important steps in becoming a non-smoker. Giving up smoking is not easy, but you can help yourself by preparing for possible problems before you stop. It can help to make sure you have support ready, to help you overcome any problems.
Talk to people who can give you help and support to stop smoking. This might be your family, friends, or the people you work with. Tell them the date you plan to stop smoking, so they know when you might need support.
Your doctor or pharmacist can give you practical help and advice. They can refer you to a free, local stop smoking service.