Quitting tobacco is not easy as tobacco dependence is a cluster of behavioural, cognitive and physiological phenomena. Very few tobacco users can successfully quit the habit in their first attempt. But the evidence is strong that it can be done. From quit lines to counselling to prescription medicines, there are numerous effective ways to quit.
Health benefits of quitting
12 hours after quitting the carbon monoxide level in blood drops to normalRead the fact sheet about health benefits of quitting
Quit line services
60%of countries operating toll-free national quit lines are in high-income countriesRead the WHO manual developing and improving national toll-free tobacco quit line services
You and your doctor
84%is the increased chance of quitting successfully after being intensively advised by a physicianSee the summary of effectiveness data for smoking cessation interventions