If you are a smoker and you want to stop smoking then you are not alone. Each year millions of smokers quit smoking, unfortunately many millions more fail and others die from smoking related diseases that could have been prevented if only they had kept attempting to stop smoking cigarettes.

If you are a smokers that has tried and failed to stop smoking then it's never to late to try, try and then try again until you succeed. Most smokers will need to make a number of attempts to stop smoking and it is those smokers that keep making attempts that eventually succeed.

If you are going to make a stop smoking attempt then one of the first thing you need to do is come up with a strong list of reasons to stop smoking as it is these reasons that will help keep you motivated when you do quit smoking cigarettes.

The first reason to stop smoking should begin with you're health. If you have been a long-term smoker then avoiding one of the many smoking related diseases should be at the top of the list. Once you give up smoking the damage caused by cigarettes will begin to reverse.

Also consider the health of those around you who breathe in your second hand smoke. If you are a parent then one of the best examples you could set for your children would be to quit smoking since children are twice as likely to start smoking themselves if they have parents who smoke.

Another reason is the cost of smoking. Let's face it, it is an expensive habit and will cost you a small fortune over your life. As a non-smoker you can make a list of small luxuries you would like or that you would like to buy others and purchase these items with the money you save from not smoking.

Once you have listed some compelling reasons that will back up your decision to stop smoking then you're ready to set a date and decide on a quit smoking method. For some smokers it's the nicotine patch or nicotine gum, others try hypnosis and others just throw out the cigarettes and stop.

As a non-smoker you should stay focused on the benefits that come from not smoking which include your energy levels increasing, your sense of taste and smell returning, your breathe no longer smelling and your teeth no longer stained and the risk of heart disease, cancer and pulmonary disease reduced.

Author's Bio: 

Saul C. Hudson is a smoking cessation expert. To get the nicotine facts and find out the consequences of smoking long-term visit kickingbutts4life.com