The videos linked may be helpful as you prepare to stop smoking cigarettes. You may also call the Colorado QuitLine for additional assistance: 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669).
Quitting cold turkey can work for some people; however, many find it too difficult to stick with and have more success tapering off.
There are many aids to help you with the cravings and withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting.
The smoker's body is used to getting regular doses of a powerful drug called nicotine. When the body no longer gets the nicotine it craves, the smoker often goes through an uncomfortable, temporary process called nicotine withdrawal.