Since I meet tons of people that are trying to quit smoking as their #1 New Year’s resolution, I now update and run this story, first published in 2012, every year. I hope this will help! I am now very proudly that thing every smoker and tobacco company exec hates – a former smoker, who is an unrepentant anti-smoker. Fourteen years sober now (yes it’s a drug!), I now can’t believe I ever smoked and would have ZERO issue with seeing it outlawed completely. Here are 7 tips to help you quit.