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What to do if you’re not ready to quit

You know that smoking is harmful to your health – and increases your risk of cancer – but you’re not ready to quit.

That’s OK. There are lots of reasons people smoke and you have yours.

If you’re not ready to quit, consider all the reasons you do smoke – now and in the past. What made you start to smoke is probably not the same reason you do it today. Taking time to think about this can help you figure out the role smoking plays in your life and why it’s so important to you.

To learn more about what you can do even if you’re not ready to quit, read For Smokers Who Don’t Want to Quit – One Step at a Time. Find out how to deal with people who are nagging you to quit and what the risks are for you and those around you if you don’t quit.


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