Home > Lifestyle > Stop smoking > News 02 January 2015 Tips to help you finally quit smoking in 2015 Quitting smoking is a common New Year's resolution, and the American Lung Association has some tips to help smokers make 2015 the year to really kick the habit. 10 New Year's resolution to quit smoking. ~ Ask Stop Smoking Advice » Assess Ready to quit smoking? » Assess Are you at risk for cancer? » Assess Are you at risk for COPD? » Quit smoking this year Is this the best anti-smoking ad ever? It's never too late to get benefits from quitting tobacco, the American Lung Association says.Read: Quit smoking this yearSmokers trying to quit should consider:• It's never too late. Although quitting as soon as possible is best, avoiding cigarettes at any age will improve your health and help you live longer. If you're not buying cigarettes, you'll have more money in your pocket. By quitting, you may inspire other smokers to do the same.• Learn from the past. If you were unsuccessful in quitting in the past, don't be discouraged. You can apply those experiences in a new attempt to quit. Learn from your mistakes, and let them help you achieve success in the future.• Don't go it alone. If you've decided to quit, enlist the support of friends and relatives. Sharing your experiences can help ease your burden. Other smokers you know may also decide to kick the habit. Read: Are you ready to quit smoking?The American Lung Association offers the Freedom From Smoking program. This support group is available online or in a group setting. The toll-free Freedom From Smoking Helpline is 1-800-LUNGUSA. The hotline is staffed with smoking cessation experts who can answer questions and help devise plans to quit.• Consider medication. There are seven medications (like nicotine patches or gum) approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that have been shown to help smokers quit.The problem is that many smokers don't use them correctly or stop using them too soon. If you decide to try medication, talk to your doctor and take your medication exactly as directed.Read: 12 tips for cutting down on cigarettes• All smokers can quit. If you think quitting is impossible, think again. There are more than 50 million former smokers in the United States, according to the lung association. In order to stop smoking successfully, all smokers must find the combination of quitting strategies that work for them. The most important thing is not to give up.Read More: Depression makes it harder to quit smoking Teen boys more likely to quit smoking than girls 5 aids to help you quit smokingImage: New Year's resolution quit smoking concept from Shutterstock. NEXT ON HEALTH24X Experience a contact lens that feels like nothing 2016-10-24 12:49 More: Stop smokingNews advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 10 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors K Naomi takes a stand and shows women how to fight back WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Live healthier Are you sure? » Aid your digestion What are digestive disorders? Are you really constipated? Many people think that if they do not have two or more bowel movements every single day of their lives they are constipated. This is patently not true, writes DietDoc. True of False? » SEE: How anaphylactic shock affects your body Stop believing these 10 allergy myths Do you still believe that hay fever is caused by hay? Or that food allergies are really common? No, and no again. We bust 10 myths about allergies.