Quitting smoking isn’t easy—but it’s possible with the right mindset, commitment, and support. Quit for real this time by following these tips.
3 Quick Quit Smoking Tips
At this point, you know the deal: smoking is really, really bad for you.
Often, quitting can seem impossible.
The good news?
Quitting is possible (with the right strategies, like these.
1. Replace the habit.
Distraction is key. When the impulse arises, have a list of things to do instead, like:Exercise. Chew gum. Call a friend. Read a book. Binge-watch a TV show. Stay busy, stay smoke-free.
2. Get rid of triggers.
Ditch the parts of your life where smoking fits. Throw out ashtrays and lighters. Hang out with non-smokers and non-smoking establishments. Sleep well and reduce stress so you don’t fall into old habits.
3. Don’t go it alone.
There are tons of resources out there. Use them. Talk to your doctor about quitting. Text a friend when you resist a craving. Or call the national Quitline: 1-800-QUIT-NOW.
Support is everything with a life change this big. If you’re serious about quitting, pick up the phone and make a plan.
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