(HealthDay News) — Smoking is associated with 1 in 5 deaths in the United States, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

The agency suggests these methods that may help you quit:

  • Commit to quitting and get motivated to make a change.
  • Get support from friends and family.
  • Consider using medicine to help you quit, and if you do, use it correctly.
  • Take up a new hobby as a distraction.
  • Be prepared for the effects of withdrawal and the possibility of relapse.