Quitting 101

Want to quit smoking?
Set a quit day Prepare to handle withdrawal, to control cravings and to resist temptations to smoke Choose your way to quit

What to expect when quitting

Within a few days, you may notice that it’s easier to breathe and your sense of taste improves! Your risk of heart disease and cancer will start to decrease significantly.Withdrawal symptoms and cravings can be strong and unpleasant, especially during the first few days. Hang in there! These are only temporary and will pass with time.

Nicotine suppresses your appetite. Without nicotine, hunger pangs may be stronger.Your metabolism may slow down a little; exercise and a sensible diet will help keep any unwanted weight off.

Tips for success

Drink water – lots of it! Have healthy snacks available when hunger pangs strike.Change your routines and keep busyPlan how to deal with places and people that may trigger you to smokeCount on friends and family – announcing plans to quit is a proven strategy for successful quittingList and post your reasons for quitting – then read & re-read these! You might not quit the first time you try, so keep trying! Figure out what made you slip up, and how to deal with it next time. Leave The Pack Behind offers a number of resources that can help.Find what works for you!

Quitting 101
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