If you're resolving to quit smoking this new year, you may find that you need a little help. What works best? Should you bother with the patch, gum or medication — or just go cold turkey? What can you do to increase your odds of success, and how can your friends and family best support your goal? Join our live chat with experts who can answer these questions and help you kick the habit. On our panel:

- Dr. Brad Rodu is a professor of medicine and holds an endowed chair in tobacco harm reduction research at the University of Louisville and has conducted more than two decades' worth of research on smoking cessation

- Pamela McColl is a certified smoking cessation coach and author of “Baby and Me Tobacco Free: Quitting Smoking Before Welcoming a Baby Into Your Life”

- Dr. Cary A. Presant is a professor of clinical medicine at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, former director of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and one of North America's leading oncologists

- Morgan Johnson is co-author of a study in JAMA Internal Medicine (Journal of the American Medical Association) that found smokers are much more likely to kick their habit on Mondays


- and Patrick Reynolds, grandson of tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds, is the founder of a non-profit organization dedicated to anti-tobacco campaigning and now speaks out about the millions of people whose health was damaged by his family's cigarette business

Be a part of our discussion, Friday, Jan. 10 at 1 p.m ET (10 a.m. PT).