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HOW TO QUIT SMOKING



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-

Patches

Gum

Nasal Spray

Inhalers

Lozenges



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!






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