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. Copyright © 2017 HealthDay. All rights reserved. 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 10 facts about diabetes and insulin you need to know How to care for your vaginal flora JHB - Free Caregiver Workshop with TENA experts - 15 February JHB - Free home visit and assessment with a TENA nurse advisor Live healthier Hello? » SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Earworms: Let it go Is it bad to sleep with earplugs all the time? SEE: Do women hear better than men? The reason why men often appear not to be listening could be because they actually can't hear you. Confident smile? » Acidic drinks can harm your kids' smiles The facts on bleaching your teeth Am I taking good care of my teeth? Why are my teeth stained? We know the rules – brush your teeth twice a day and floss to keep them healthy. But, have you ever wondered what causes those stains that sometimes appear?