Congratulations on deciding to quit!
Tobacco is the number one preventable cause of death in the world. Smoking by parents is associated with adverse effects in their children, including exacerbation of asthma, increased frequency of colds and ear infections and sudden infant death syndrome.
Nicotine patches, nicotine gum and nicotine lozenges are available over the counter. Your doctor can prescribe nicotine nasal spray or inhalers as well as non-nicotine pills such as Buproprion SR (Zyban) and varenicline tartrate (Chantix). Counseling along with medication increases the chance of quitting successfully. For more information, visit Smokefree.gov, 1-800-QUIT-NOW or download "Spit Tobacco, A Guide for Quitting."