1. Stick to your plan
Reconsidering your retirement plan can make your retirement day easier – it will help you focus, be confident, and be motivated to quit and quit. If you have not yet made a plan to resign, it is not too late. Now create a personalized exit plan.
Remember: There is no smoking cessation plan that will work for everyone. Be honest about your needs. If using nicotine replacement therapy is right for you and is part of your plan, start using it as a first step in the morning.
2. Get support
You do not have to rely solely on your will to quit smoking. Here are some things to look for when selecting yours.
- Lean on positive people. Tell your family and friends about the day you went out. Ask them for support, especially in the first few days and weeks when you don’t smoke. They can help you get through rough points.
- Try a text message program. Sign up for SmokefreeTXT online or by text EXIT for 47848.
- Download the smartphone app. Our free programs help you to follow your passions and understand your smoking style.
- Visit Smokefree on social media. Develop your support network and stay connected.
- Talk to a specialist at the exit line. Call the National Cancer Institute’s Quitline at 1-877-44U-QUIT (1-877-448-7848) Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., or call 1- Find the exit line from your province by calling 800-QUIT-NOW. (1-800-784-8669).
- Talk to a smoking cessation counselor. LiveHelp is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Eastern time. LiveHelp is also available in Spanish.
3. Get busy
Exercise is a great way to quit smoking the day you quit. Exercise will help keep your mind away from smoking and distraction. Consider trying some of these activities:
- Get out of the house for a walk.
- Chew gum or hard candy.
- Get your hands on a pen or toothpick or play a game on QuitGuide.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Relax by taking a deep breath.
- Go to the movies.
- Spend time with non-smoking friends and family.
- Go to dinner at your favorite non-smoking restaurant.
4. Avoid the causes of smoking
Triggers are people, places, things and situations that increase your desire to smoke. On the day you quit, try to avoid the factors that trigger smoking. Here are some tips to help you overcome some of the common triggers of smoking:
- If you have not thrown away your cigarette, lighter and ashtray, throw it away.
- Avoid caffeine, which can make you feel nervous. Try drinking water instead.
- Spend time with non-smokers.
- Go to places where smoking is not allowed.
- Get plenty of rest and eat healthy. Being tired can make you smoke.
- Change your work schedule to avoid things that may be related to smoking.
5. Stay positive
It is difficult to quit smoking. It happens in a minute, an hour, a day. Try not to think about quitting forever. pay attention today and time will be added. Helps stay positive. The day you quit may not be perfect, but the important thing is not to smoke – at least not once. Reward yourself for not smoking 24 hours a day. You deserve it. And if you’re not ready to retire today, set a retirement date that makes sense to you. If you need a few more days to prepare to quit smoking, that’s fine.