YOUR JOURNEY TO QUIT ASSESSMENT Precontemplation I am not ready to quit. I believe the benefits of smoking still outweigh the costs. contemplation I am thinking about quitting. I haven’t taken any steps to quit, but I want to. Preparation I have decided to quit and I am creating a plan to successfully quit smoking. action I am putting my plan into action and I am committed to quitting. Maintenance & relapse I am a former smoker! If I slip and have a cigarette, I learn from it and keep up the quit!