Smoking is a choice, but it is also an addiction, one that many people were not aware was detrimental to their health when they lit their first cigarette. For others, the addiction proceeded at a quicker pace than they had assumed possible. The first step in kicking the habit is choosing to quit, and you’re free to make that bold choice at any time. Quitting can be a difficult process, and one of the most stressful goals someone can pursue. However, with proper motivation, support from those that have already done it, and understanding how the body reacts to quitting tobacco, a smoking habit can be beat.