EX Guides & Tools

Explore EX resources to set your tobacco-free plans in motion.


Health Issues & Benefits of Quitting:

Benefits & Rewards of Quitting Tobacco

Cardiovascular Disease & Smoking

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) & Smoking

COVID-19 / Coronavirus and Smoking or Vaping

Diabetes & Smoking

HIV & Smoking

Mental Health & Smoking

Pregnancy & Smoking

Quitting for Any Reason

Surgery & Smoking


Getting Ready to Quit:

3 Ways to Get Your Support System on Board With Your Quit

Addressing Anxiety Before Quitting

Build Your Support System Tool

Right Before You Quit

Set Your Quit Date

Track Your Tobacco and Identify Your Triggers

Quitting E-cigarettes

Quitting Snuff, Chewing Tobacco, or Snus

Quitting Cigarettes

Quitting Menthol Cigarettes

Why Set Your Quit Date on EX?


Quitting Medications & Methods:

Alternative Therapies

Choosing the Right Medication Tool

Frequently Asked Questions About Using Medication to Help Quit

How Nicotine Addiction Works


Quitting Tips & Techniques:

Deep Breathing for Stress Relief

Grounding for Stress Relief

Visualization for Stress Relief

Keeping Perspective for Stress Relief

Advice & Support

Keeping Off the Weight When Quitting

New Ways to Relieve Stress

Preventing a Relapse

Talking to Family & Friends Who Use Tobacco

The First Day You Quit

Tips to Quit Smoking or Vaping During COVID-19 / Coronavirus

Why Do I Feel Tightness In My Chest Now That I've Quit?

Why Does My Brain Feel Foggy After I Quit?

Now That I’ve Quit, Why Am I More Congested Than I Was Before?

How Do I Handle My Smoking Cravings?

How Do I Get Support to Quit Smoking Cigarettes?

What Are the Best Tools For Quitting Cigarettes?

Just One Can't Hurt, Right?


Helping a Teen or Young Adult Quit Vaping:

Helping a Teen or Young Adult Quit Vaping

Vaping 101

Busting Vaping Myths

Lay Foundation to Talk About Vaping

Start the Conversation about Vaping

Help Your Child Create a Plan To Quit Vaping

What If My Child Doesn’t Want to Quit Vaping?

Managing Stress

What to Do When Things Feel Out of Control