Why Set Your Quit Date on EX?

Setting a quit date can be an important part of a successful quit. Research shows that making specific plans helps people change their behavior, even for hard changes like quitting smoking, vaping, dipping, or chewing.

You’ll have time to develop an action plan and coping strategies for your triggers. You’ll also get to try new tools and coping strategies and see what works for you.

And, you’ll have the day marked to celebrate! This quit date can be visible in the EX Community to help others celebrate with you.

When you set your quit date on EX, you’ll get better recommendations throughout your quit journey.

This is also true if you’ve joined EX after you’ve quit! Record your quit date in the past to get the best recommendations from us. We’ll help you find strategies to cope with triggers in the weeks and months after quitting, stay connected to your reasons for quitting, and prevent relapse.

Are you planning to use medication to help quit? You’ll need to set a quit date with your specific medication in mind. Talk to your healthcare provider for more information.

When you're ready, set your quit date. This will give you the time you need to get ready—and give you something to work toward.

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You've selected a quit date that's in the past

If you have already quit, you can use your My EX Plan page to help stay on track.

If you’ve selected ~DATE1~ by mistake, adjust it to a date in the future. We recommend somewhere between 2 and 4 weeks from today. This will give you time to prepare for your upcoming quit.

You've selected a quit date that's within the next two weeks…

Are you sure you're ready? Don’t forget that you’ll need time to re-learn life without cigarettes and prepare before the big day. To make sure you can get everything done, we recommend choosing this date 2-4 weeks from now, ~DATE1~.

If you still want to go with a Quit Date of ~DATE2~, click the button below. Otherwise, close this box and choose another date.

You've selected a quit date that's more than four weeks from now.

Are you sure you want to wait that long? If you think it’s going to take you that long to re-learn life without cigarettes and prepare for the big day, then keep it. But in general we’ve found that having a quit date that’s more than four weeks away can give you too much time to change your mind about quitting. So we recommend choosing a date 2-4 weeks from now, ~DATE1~.

If you still want to go with a Quit Date of ~DATE2~, click the button below. Otherwise, close this box and choose another date.

You're all ready to quit

Now that you’ve set your quit date, you’ll move to the My EX Plan page. The My EX Plan page will be your home base as you re-learn life without cigarettes and quit smoking.

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