The new years is fast approaching. If your new year’s resolution is to quit smoking, you’re not alone. The CDC (http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/calendar/jan/new_year/resolution/) states that according to recent polls, it’s one of the most common new years resolutions people make. The question then is what you can do to make your quit-smoking resolution stick this year. How can you change your lifestyle to help aid the process of curbing your smoking habit? Drink more water? Have the support of your family? Exercise? Keep a journal? What can you do to keep on track and stay motivated? What can you do to help yourself? Ask yourself these questions. If you want to quit, you have the means to do so. You have the ability to take back control. The internet is a useful tool in your quitting process. Sites like http://smokefree.gov/ and http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/init/quit-cesser/index-eng.php have the information you need to become informed and make decisions that are right for you. You can start off your new years smoke free (http://www.communitycontent.ca/en/2011-01-05/start-new-year-smoke-free). Focus on a goal that doesn’t stop at new years, but will help you throughout 2012. No one can tell you to quit smoking and no one can make you stick to it. If you want to quit smoking, that power is in your hands.