Quit Smoking (cont.)
Set a Quit DatePick a date within the next two weeks to quit. That gives you enough time to get ready. But it's not so long that you will lose your drive to quit.
Think about choosing a special day:
If you smoke at work, quit on the weekend or during a day off. That way you'll already be cigarette-free when you return.Tell Others your Plan to Quit
Quitting smoking is easier with the support of others. Tell your family, friends, and co-workers that you plan to quit. Tell them how they can help you.
Some people like to have friends ask how things are going. Others find it nosy. Tell the people you care about exactly how they can help. Here are some ideas:
Expecting challenges is an important part of getting ready to quit.
Most people who go back to smoking do it within three months. Your first three months may be hard. You may be more tempted when you are stressed or feeling down. It's hard to be ready for these times before they happen. But it helps to know when you need a cigarette most.
Look over your Craving Journal. See when you may be tempted to smoke. Plan for how to deal with the urge before it hits.
You should also expect feelings of withdrawal. Withdrawal is the discomfort of giving up nicotine. It is your body's way of telling you it's learning to be smoke-free. These feelings will go away in time.Remove Cigarettes and Other Tobacco From Your Home, Car, and Work