Overview - Guide to Quitting
Congratulations. You've made the choice to quit smoking and are about to embark on the road to freedom, but getting there will take careful planning to ensure you successfully reach your destination. Research shows the more prepared you are, the more likely you are to succeed. And the most effective way to quit, is to have a PLAN.
1. My Quit Date
This means you are serious!
2. Your Reasons for Quitting
Everybody has a unique set of reasons!
3. Your Quit Support Tools
Quitting smoking is a very personal experience. Learn what quit smoking support tools exist.
4. Withdrawal Symptoms
The first 3 to 5 days of the quit process are the toughest in terms of nicotine withdrawal symptoms.
5. Your Cravings
Daily habits, routines and activities can trigger the urge to smoke. It's important to develop coping skills.
6. Quit NRT and Medication
Did you know that using NRT (nicotine gum, patch etc) or quit meds can double your chances of success?
7. Your Support Buddies
Go public and ask for help. Tell your friends, family and coworkers that you need their support.