Facing Up to Smoking Your doctor or family may have told you to stop smoking, but only you can decide if and when you're ready to quit. Taking the Big Step You have lots of options to choose from to help you quit, from nicotine replacement therapy to smoking cessation programs. Staying Smoke Free You've passed the first hurdle: You've quit. The next challenge is to resist the temptation to fall back into old habits. Teens and Smoking Talk to your teen about the risks of smoking. If you smoke, be a good example and quit. Smoking During Pregnancy Tobacco smoke harms your developing baby. No matter how far along you are, it's never too late to quit.