Before you choose the strategy that you will use to help yourself quit, do some investigation into each method and try to figure out which might work best for you. There are a few factors to think about.
The first question is whether you want to “go cold turkey” or taper off. Cold Turkey is the idea of just stopping altogether and immediately investing all of your energy into maintenance. Tapering often appears easier because you gradually reduce the amount of cigarettes you s oke, but eventually you do have to quit that last cigarette and put energy into maintenance.
You also want to consider your timing carefully. For example, if your family is supportive of you quitting and is willing to help you, winter break might be a great time for you to quit smoking. However, if your family is more of a stressor for you, it might be more challenging to quit smoking while at home. Think carefully about times in your life which are particularly relaxed for you, and try to plan when you quit close to those times.
Lastly, consider the reported success rates of the method you choose. Do some research or talk to your doctor about different programs designed to help you quit and pick the one that seems to best fit you.