Tip 1: Plan Your Quit
Quitting smoking isn’t an easy task. Create a plan that works for you to help you reach your goal.
First, set a date! Choose a date to quit smoking and stick with it. It’s a great way to mentally prepare to stop smoking.
Think about whether you want to quit completely or gradually and find the right product(s) that are right for you.
Tip 2: Remember Why You Decided to Quit
Make a list of all the reasons why you want to stop smoking and put it somewhere you’ll see it. When you feel like you want to give up, remind yourself of why you are doing this and keep going!
Tip 3: Use The Money You Save on Cigarettes to Treat Yourself
The average smoker spends around £5.92 a day on cigarettes, which is a whopping £180 a month*. Calculate how much you could save!
Make sure you actually see the money you save. Set up a special account or just start a ‘quitting jar’, to store the saved cash. Then for the fun part - deciding how to spend it.
*Based on a pack of 20 cigarettes costing £10.76 and the average number of 11 cigarettes a day
Tip 4: Quit With a Friend
Grab a friend who also wants to quit. That way, you can keep each other motivated and you’ll know you’re not in it alone.
Tip 6: Keep busy to resist the urge to smoke
Whenever you feel the urge to smoke, resist it by keeping busy. Cravings usually last 5-10 minutes so make a list of things to do in this time. For example, walk around the block, call a friend, tidy your desk or catch up on the news.
Tip 8: Lean on Your Loved Ones
Tell your friends and family that you’re trying to quit. They know what an incredible thing you are doing and will support you along the way! When you are struggling to keep it going, lean on them for encouragement!