Why Do You Want to Quit Smoking?

You’re thinking of quitting smoking. Do you know the reasons you want to quit? Do you want to be healthier? Save money? Keep your family safe? All of those reasons?
If you’re not sure, ask yourself these questions:
  • What do I dislike about smoking?
  • What do I miss out on when I smoke?
  • How is smoking affecting my health?
  • What will happen to me and my family if I keep smoking?
  • How will my life get better when I quit?

Once you know your reasons for quitting, remind yourself of them every day. It can inspire you to stop smoking for good.

Want to look, feel, and be healthier?

Here are some more reasons to consider.

  • My chances of having cancer, heart attacks, heart disease, stroke, cataracts, and other diseases will go down.
  • I will be less likely to catch colds or the flu, and will be able to recover quicker if I do get sick.
  • I will breathe easier and cough less.
  • My blood pressure will go down.
  • My skin will look healthier and I will look more youthful.
  • My teeth and fingernails will not be stained.

Quitting will make you feel better and improve your health. But there are other reasons to quit that you might not have thought about.

Want a better lifestyle?

  • I will have more money to spend.
  • I can spend more time with family, catch up on work, or dive into my favorite hobby.
  • I won’t have to worry about when I can smoke next or where I can or can’t smoke.
  • My food will taste better.
  • My clothes will smell better.
  • My car‚ home‚ and kids won’t smell like smoke.
  • I will be able to smell food, flowers, and other things better.

Want a better family life?

  • I will set a great example for my kids; it takes a lot of strength to quit.
  • My friends, family, co-workers, and other loved ones will be proud of me.
  • I will protect my friends and family from the dangers of secondhand smoke.
  • My children will be healthier.
  • I will have more energy to do the things I love with friends and family.
  • I will get healthy to make sure I am around to share in my family’s special moments.

Make a list of all the reasons you want to become smoke free. Keep the list in a place where you will see it often, like your car or where you used to keep your cigarettes. When you feel the urge to smoke, take a look at the list to remind yourself why you want to quit.

How to Manage Cravings using doTERRA Essential Oils

You won’t be able to avoid all of your triggers. And learning how to deal with triggers takes practice. So, when a craving is triggered, it’s important to have a plan to beat that urge to smoke.  Cravings typically last 5 to 10 minutes. It might be uncomfortable, but try to wait it out. Make a list of things you can do to get through the craving. Here are a few to try.

Black Pepper and Cinnamon Quit Sticks


  1. Pour just enough FCO into mason jar to cover bottom, between one and two teaspoons.
  2. Drop Black Pepper and Cinnamon Bark essential oils into jar and stir.
  3. Arrange toothpicks standing up in jar so all are touching the bottom and therefore the oil too.
  4. Screw on top and allow to soak overnight or until all oil is gone.
  5. Use before cravings typically hit and as needed when unexpected cravings pop up.

Here are some other helpful Essential Oils to help you Quit Smoking for Good!


Peppermint Essential Oil and/or Peppermint Beadlets ~

A drop on the tongue can help with cravings, uplift the spirit, and keep your focus.  The Peppermint Beadlets are a handy method to utilize your Peppermint Oil on the go.  Each beadlet contains 1/4 drop of peppermint EO, but boy are they powerful.  You also get a replacement for the oral fixation the cigarette smoking has created.  A friend of mine working to quit smoking is using the peppermint beadlets with great results!

Lemon Essential Oil ~

Add a few drops to drinking water to help with focus, uplift emotions, and cleanse your organs.

Lavender Essential Oil ~

Diffuse or inhale to dispel frustration, irritability and anxiety.

Serenity Essential Oil Blend ~

Diffuse or Inhale to calm emotions while creating a sense of peace and well-being.  This Oil is especially helpful at night to calm the “Monkey Brain”!  You know what I mean, when your brain just can’t stop thinking about all the stressers in your life!  I really like putting a drop on the pad of my big toe.  It corresponds with your limbic system according to reflexology charts.

Balance Essential Oil Blend ~

Diffuse or Inhale to promote a whole-body sense of relaxation, help ease anxious feelings, and evoke feelings of tranquility and balance.

Forgive Essential Oil Blend

Apply a drop over the Liver to stimulate a sense of peace and emotional well-being.  Promotes acceptance.  Facilitates the ability to let go of anger and frustration.

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a lifelong commitment to dōTERRA’s wellness lifestyle, they naturally support a lifetime of looking, feeling, and living younger, longer.

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For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.  Jeremiah 29:11(NIV)

Disclaimer: This article is for informative purposes only and does not in any way attempt to replace the advice offered by an expert on the subject.