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Just quit? Be proud! You've taken the most important step, even if you're not yet feeling like the non-smoker you want to be.

You may be confused by feelings of loss, or wondering why this feels harder than you expected. This is normal. We understand.

You've come to the right place to gain skills and resources to make your quit journey easier. With EX, you'll get support when and how you want it, all within your customized EX Plan.

Become your own quit expert by knowing exactly what works for you. We can't wait for you to get there.

Find Relief

The first few days and months after quitting are especially hard. Your body is getting used to life without nicotine. Withdrawal symptoms can be very uncomfortable.

Withdrawal Symptoms May Include

Difficulty concentrating

Withdrawal symptoms are also very normal. It may take a while for these symptoms to improve, but there are quit techniques to make symptoms less intense, or go away sooner.

Fun fact: Starting quitting medication after you quit can make a huge difference in your quality of life.

Not sure which quit meds are right for you? Let's find the answer together.

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Find A New Normal

Cravings can last for several months after you quit. You may even experience cravings once in a while years after quitting.

Lots of things can trigger cravings, so it helps to have a plan to deal with them.

With EX, you'll learn new ways to handle the people, places, and things that make you want to use tobacco. Discover a new normal for things like dealing with stress, being around friends who smoke, or your morning cup of coffee.

Understanding your triggers helps you choose the right techniques to beat your cravings.

Identify triggers & coping skills

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BecomeAnEX Trigger Tracker

Find Your People

As you work to stay tobacco-free, we've got your back.

Maybe withdrawal symptoms feel unbearable. Maybe you want to celebrate, but aren't ready to share the news. Maybe you're having a hard time being around other smokers. Maybe you can't even put your feelings into words, but something just feels off.

Whether you're looking for professional advice, or tips and encouragement from the EX Community, you'll find people at EX who get it and want to help.

Find your people

“I had quit for two months when I found EX----BUT....I was hanging on to my quit by a thread and definitely would have smoked if I had not found this site. It was great to find normal people...regular people who had quit/were quitting just like me.”


Find Your Way Forward

Quitting is a big deal and you're on your way. Now, let's keep it going with the tools, advice, and support you need to get through this early tough period.

With Mayo Clinic expert advice and the support of the EX Community, you'll build on what's working for you to stay tobacco-free.

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how strong you can feel.

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