5 tips to prepare for No-Tobacco Day
1. Decide on a quitting method
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2. Tell people you’re taking part
Once you’ve decided to take part in No Smoking Day, you can proudly tell your friends and family about the steps you’re taking to improve your health. Telling those closest to you about your quit attempt can give you that extra bit of motivation when the going gets tough. It also means there’ll be people around you who understand what you’re going through as you attempt to become tobacco-free.
3. Find a quitting buddy
No Smoking Day is a national quit smoking awareness day, so you can be safe in the knowledge that you’re not alone when you’re taking part. However, having a “quitting buddy”, who’s stopping smoking with you can act as a massive boost. A quit buddy can give you guidance and support, and will truly understand what you’re going through since they’ll be experiencing the same challenges!
If you don’t have a quit-smoking buddy, why not “Join the Quitters”, our closed Facebook group where members can offer support, and share advice and stories from their own journeys to stop smoking.
4. Try to stay away from anything smoking-related
Once you’ve decided to give up for No Smoking Day, removing anything that you associate with smoking from your home could help to keep your mind off cigarettes.
Empty your ashtrays and hide them in a cupboard and make sure there are no lighters or matches lying around.
Mentally preparing for quitting smoking is another important step in the run-up to No Smoking Day. Smoking is highly addictive, so quitting is a very difficult task. When you first stop smoking, cravings can be very powerful, and you may feel overwhelmed or stressed. Try to focus on the positive reasons for quitting smoking, like improving your health and saving money.
It’s also important to bear in mind that cravings are only temporary, and that in the long run you’re actually likely to feel less stressed when you’ve quit smoking. Read our full guide on how to manage stressful situations when you’re quitting.