A relationship with nicotine can be tough to end, and many people go back and forth with the decision to quit. If you are thinking about quitting but are not quite ready, this section will help you explore your motivations to quit and the obstacles standing in your way.
My Reasons to Quit
There are so many reasons to quit smoking and vaping. What are yours?
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Reasons I Keep Smoking
There are so many great reasons to quit, but that does not mean quitting is easy. It is also important to acknowledge what keeps you smoking or vaping. What do you get out of smoking? How can you find other ways to get these rewards?
- Socializing while smoking or vaping
- Stress relief
- Boredom relief
- Work breaks
Rewards of Quitting
Remind yourself of the rewards of quitting to help yourself stay on track. Also discover the Benefits of Quitting to learn how quitting smoking will add years to your life.
Becoming a role model
Increased sense of taste and smells
Increased confidence and self-esteem
To help strengthen your motivation to quit, it is important to think about the risks of smoking. What might happen if you continue to smoke?
Exposure to second-hand smoke
Kids more likely to smoke
Many people have barriers that prevent them from trying to quit. Identify your barriers so you can find solutions to overcome them.
Feeling of loss or boredom
Quitting smoking is a process. It is common for people to have multiple quit attempts before they quit for good. Keep this in mind when preparing for your quit. Many people slip up during the first few months of a quit, so do not let the fear of relapse stop you from trying.
The more times you try to quit, the greater your chances of successfully quitting - keep trying.