1. Reason To Quit
Find a strong reason to quit, Something you cannot back out on.
This will help you stay on track instead of relapsing.
2. Decide To Quit
Set a quit date.
Decide your smoking cessation strategy.
Identify your triggers and gather a support group to help you quit.
3. Delay And Distract
Usually cravings last for 3 to 5 minutes, during this time distract your self.
Instead of giving into the temptation hydrate your body, exercise, read or indulge into a hobby.
4. Nicotine Replacement Therapy
This aims to motivate reduction of the dependency and addiction to smoking.
It helps with the withdrawal symptoms.
NRT’s are available in 5 basic forms-
5. Reward And Repeat
Set short term goals and reward yourself on achieving them.
Relapse is a part of recovery, so don’t get disheartened.
Keep on repeating this cycle, till you’re addiction free!