In Part 1: Getting Ready, you’ll take a close look at your smoking addiction in order to prepare for Quit Day and a renewed life as a nonsmoker. If you’ve been a smoker for a long time, it’s sometimes hard to remember smoking is not your natural state. You weren’t born craving tobacco. Your need to smoke became part of your life sometime after you had your first cigarette. Just as you had to learn to smoke, you can also learn to stop smoking so you can return to your natural self.